KAIRPUR

The Talpur Dynasty

GENEALOGY

1783 - 1830  'Ali Jah, Huzur Pur Nur, Sarkar Mir Sohrab Khan Talpur, Wali-i-Mulk-i-Khudadad, Rais-ul-Umara of Upper Sind, eldest son of Mir Chakar Khan Talpur, the grand uncle of Mir Fateh 'Ali Khan Talpur, Rais-ul-Umara of Lower Sind. Rebelled against the Kalhora dynasty, following he mruder of his kinsman, Mir Bahram Khan in 1775. Founded the state of Khairpur in 1783, following a long contest for the leadership of the Talpur clan. Established his capital at Burahan, which he renamed Khairpur, in 1786. He extended his control northwards to Kashmore and Subzalkot (now in Bahawalpur), Mithankot (now in the Punjab), to Noushero Firoze in the south, and to the borders of Jodhpur in the south east, by 1791. Divided his territories between his sons, and invested his eldest son with full powers of administration, 1811. Retired to Ahmadabad Fort, Diji. Joined forces with the Rais of Hyderabad in an attack on the remaining Afghan strongholds in Sindh. Defeated and expelled the Afghans from Shikapur in 1823, retaining joint control of the city and sole sovereignty over the areas north, east and west of the city. Recognised as Shah-i-Na'azir-i-Sindh by the King of Afghanistan. m. three wives. He d. from injuries received after falling out of a window, at the Palace, Khairpur Mirs, 1830 (bur. Qadir Bakhsh Ja Quba), having had issue, six sons:
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1830 - 1842 'Ali Jah, Huzur Pur Nur, Sarkar Mir Rustam 'Ali Khan Talpur, Wali-i-Mulk-i-Khudadad, Rais-ul-Umara of Upper Sind, eldest son of Ali Jah, Huzur Pur Nur, Sarkar Mir Sohrab Khan Talpur, Wali-i-Mulk-i-Khudadad, Rais-ul-Umara of Upper Sind, by his senior wife, educ. privately. Granted one third of his father's domains and invested with the government and administration of the state by his father, 1811. Established the independence of Khaipur after refusing further payments of tribute to Kabul in 1813. Assumed full control over the state following the death of his father, in contravention of his will, 1830. He entered into treaty relations with the HEIC 4th April 1832, thereby securing recognition of the state as a separate entity from Sind. Signed a further treaty arranging for the conduct of foreign relations through the HEIC 20th April 1838, and accepted full British protection 25th December 1838. Granted a hereditary salute of 19-guns. Joined forces with his sons and nephews an attacked his younger half-brother, Ali Murad, but was soundly defeated and forced to capitulate. Abdicated in his favour with the approval of the British authorities, 20th December 1842. m. several wives. He d. 184x (bur. Qadir Bakhsh Ja Quba), leaving issue, eight sons and several daughters, including:
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1842 - 1894 H.H. Huzur Pur Nur, Sarkar-i-Khairpur, Mir Sir 'Ali Murad Khan Talpur, Wali-i-Mulk-i-Khudadad, Mir of Khaipur, GCIE (30.5.1891). b. at Ahmadabad Fort, Diji, 28th June 1815, youngest son of Ali Jah, Huzur Pur Nur, Sarkar Mir Sohrab Khan Talpur, Wali-i-Mulk-i-Khudadad, Rais-ul-Umara of Upper Sind, by his youngest wife, educ. privately. Appointed as Heir Apparent by his father and invested with the title of Wali Ahad, 1829. Granted Khairpur and surrounding lands as his personal domain. Succeeded on the abdication of his elder half-brother, 20th December 1842. He rendered valuable assistance to the British during the Turki Campaign of 1845, and received the thanks of the government. Degraded for fraud and treachery as Rais-ul-Umara of Upper Sind, stripped of his 19-gun salute, and lost most of the territory the British, 21st January 1852. Thereafter styled Mir of Khairpur only. He then allied himself with the British and provided military services during the Indian Mutiny in 1857. Granted a sanad of adoption in 1866. Granted a salute of 15-guns in 1867. Rcvd: the Prince of Wales's (1876) and Kaiser-i-Hind (1877) gold medals. m. several wives. He d. at Khairpur Mirs, 2nd April 1894 (bur. Qadir Bakhsh Ja Quba), having had issue, six sons:
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1894 - 1909 H.H. Huzur Pur Nur, Sarkar-i-Khairpur, Mir Sir Faiz Muhammad Khan I Talpur, Wali-i-Mulk-i-Khudadad, Mir of Khaipur, GCIE (22.6.1897). b. at Ahmadabad Fort, Diji, 1837, second son of H.H. Huzur Pur Nur, Sarkar-i-Khairpur, Mir Sir 'Ali Murad Khan Talpur, Wali-i-Mulk-i-Khudadad, Mir of Khaipur, GCIE, educ. privately. Succeeded on the death of his father, 2nd April 1894. Installed on the musnaid, at Khairpur Mirs. Rcvd: Delhi Durbar gold medal (1903). m. several wives. He d. at Faiz Mahal, Khairpur Mirs, 5th March 1909 (bur. Qadir Bakhsh Ja Quba), having had issue, two sons:
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