PALANPUR

The Lohani Dynasty

GENEALOGY

1793 - 1794 & 1813  Zubdat ul-Mulk, Diwan Mahakhan Nawab Shamsher Muhammad Khan Bahadur, Diwan of Palanpur and Deesa, son of Sahibzada Shri Usman Khan, educ. privately. Chief of Deesa and Dhanera before his accession. Raised to the musnaid by the Sindi jemadars, after the deposition of his nephew, 1813. Forced to abdicate in his favour after armed intervention by a combined British and Baroda force, 22nd December 1813. Without male heirs of his own, he agreed to adopt his nephew and make him his heir to Deesa and Dhanera, and served as Regent during his minority 23rd December 1813. Refusing to surrender authority to his nephew when he came of age, and appeal by the latter to the British authorities resulted in and armed force being sent against him. Fled to Neemyj after his defeat at Palanpur, 10th October 1817. Surrendered to the British authorities in 1819, then granted a pension of £2,500 p.a. He d.s.p.m. 1834 (when a pension of £1,200 p.a. was continued to his widow), having had issue:
  • 1) A daughter. m. 1816, Zubdat ul-Mulk, Diwan Mahakhan Nawab Fateh Muhammad Khan Bahadur, Diwan of Palanpur (b. at Palanpur, 1799; d. 1854), only son of Zubdat ul-Mulk, Diwan Mahakhan Firuz Khan III Khan Bahadur, Diwan of Palanpur - see below.
 
1812 – 1813 and 1813 – 1854 Zubdat ul-Mulk, Diwan Mahakhan Nawab Fateh Muhammad Khan Bahadur, Diwan of Palanpur and Deesa. b. at Palanpur, 1799, only son of Zubdat ul-Mulk, Diwan Mahakhan Firuz Khan III Khan Bahadur, Diwan of Palanpur, educ. privately. Succeeded on the death of his father, 1812. Deposed by the Sindi jemadars in favour of his uncle by British and Baroda forces, 22nd December 1813. Reigned under the regency of his adopted father, Nawab Shamsher Khan, until he came of age and assumed full ruling powers, 10th October 1817. Recognised as Diwan of Palanpur and Deesa and concluded Articles of Agreement with the British Government for the better government and security of his dominions, 28th November 1817 (ratified with amendments, 2nd January 1818). Succeeded to the estate of Dhanera on the death of his uncle and father-in-law, 1834. Supported the British during the First Afghan War 1840, receiving two cannon in reward for his services. Reformed the courts and established the primacy of British civil and criminal law. m. (first) 1812, Amma Bai Sahiba, daughter of a jagirdar of Palanpur state. m. (second) at Palanpur, 1817 (nikah) and 1820 (zifaf), Ladoo Bai Sahiba, daughter of his uncle, Diwan Mahakhan Nawab Shamsher Muhammad Khan Bahadur, sometime Diwan and Regent of Palanpur. m. (third) 1819, Bhan Bai Sahiba, daughter of a Hindu chief. m. (fourth) 1828, Sona Bobo, daughter of Mubariz Khan, of Sidhpur. He d. at Palanpur, 11th July 1854 (bur. thee at the Lohani Maqbara), having had issue, four sons:
  • 1) Namdar Shri Nawabzada Zorwar Muhammad Khan Bhadur, Wali-Ahad Sahib, who succeeded as Zubdat ul-Mulk, Diwan Mahakhan Nawab Zorawar Muhammad Khan Bahadur, Diwan of Palanpur (s/o Ladoo Bai) - see below.
  • 2) Sahibzada Shri Ahmad Muhammad Khan (s/o Ladoo Bai).
  • 3) Sahibzada Shri Usman Muhammad Khan (s/o the second wife). He had issue, three sons:
    • a) Sahibzada Shri Husain Muhammad Khan. He had issue, two sons:
      • i) Hizam ul-Mulk, Sahibzada Shri Zabardast Muhammad Khan Bahadur [Jabu Mian Sahib]. b. at Palanpur, 16th December 1872, educ. Rajkumar Coll, Rajkot. Rcvd: Silver Jubilee (1935), and Coron (1937) medals. m. (first) Nawabzadi Sejbai Begum Sahiba (d. at Palanpur, 13th April 1935), eldest daughter of H.H. Zubdat ul-Mulk, Diwan Mahakhan Nawab Sir Sher Muhammad Khan Bahadur, Nawab of Palanpur, GCIE. m. (second) Bima Shri Noor Bakhte Begum Sahiba, of Junagadh (a sister of Vali Muhammad Khan Babi, Parveen Babi’s father?). m. (third) Bima Shri Manowar Bakhte Begum Sahiba, of Bamangam, Saurashtra. m. (fourth) Kalibai, from Ajmer. He d. at Palanpur, 1954 (bur), having had issue, an only son by his first wife:
        • (1) Captain Sahibzada Shri Usman Muhammad Khan Sahib. b. at Palanpur, 1915 (s/o Sejbai). Hon Capt Palanpur Iqbal Infantry 1941. Presdt Rotary Club of Palanpur 1951-1952. Rcvd: Silver Jubilee (1935), and Coron (1937) medals. m. at Bantva, February 1936, Bima Shri Rahat Jahan Bakhte Begum Sahiba (b. 1914; d. at Palanpur, 1963), elder daughter of Khan Shri Sher Khanji Sherbulandkhanji Babi, Darbar Sahib of Bantva, by his wife, Bima Shri Husain Bakhte Begum Sahiba, younger daughter of Nawab Shri Muhammad Manowar Khan Zorawar Khan Babi, Nawab Sahib of Balasinor. He d. at Palanpur, 1974 (bur. there at the Lohani Maqbara), having had issue, three sons and three daughters:
          • (a) Sahibzada Shri Husain Muhammad Khanji Lohani [Badebava]. b. 28th January 1937. Trustee Shree Taley Mohamad Khan Silver Jubilee Jagirdar Education Trust. m. (first) 6th April 1966, Jalvaa Feroz Jahan Begum Sahiba (b. in childbirth), daughter of Khan Shri Bahadur Khan Babi, of Junagadh. m. (second) after the death of his first wife, Sahed Begum Sahiba [Sadu Bibi], daughter of Mian Shri Shamsher Khan Lohani, of Navisana, under Palanpur. He d. at Palanpur, 25th July 2015 (bur. Lohani Maqbara, Palanpur), having had issue, one son by his first wife and one son and one daughter by his second wife:
            • (i) Sahibzada Shri Naeem Muhammad Khan Lohani (s/o Jalvaa Feroz Jahan).
            • (ii) Sahibzada Shri Najib Muhammad Khan Lohani [Najib Lohani]. b. at Palanpur, 19th May 1972 (s/o Sahed), educ. Gujarat Univ.
            • (i) Sahibzadi Masuma Sultana Begum Sahiba (d/o Sahed).
          • (b) Sahibzada Shri Sherbuland Khan Lohani [Dudubava]. m. 18th April 1966, Nawabzadi Bima Shri Badar Jahan Bakhte Begum Sahiba (b. at Baroda, before 1942), fourth daughter of Nawab Shri Muhammad Jamiatkhanji II Manvarkhanji Babi, Nawab Sahib of Balasinor, by his fourth wife, Zohra Begum Sahiba. He d. at Balasinor, 25th March 2016 (bur. Shahi Kabrastan, Palanpur), having issue, two sons:
            • (i) Sahibzada Shri Ajaz Muhammad Khan Lohani [Ajaazkhan Lohani]. b. at Balasinor, 8th January 1967. He has issue, one son and one daughter:
              • 1. Sahibzada Shri Azim Khan Lohani. b. at Palanpur, 16th December 1990, educ. Convent of Jesus and Mary High Sch, M.M. Mehta English Medium Sch, and G.D.Modi Coll, Palanpur. m. Soha Azimkhan Lohani, educ. St. Xavier’s Coll, Ahmedabad.
              • 1. Sahibzadi Rukhsar Sultana Begum Sahiba [Rukhsar Khan Lohani]. b. at Palanpur, 26th July 1992, educ. R R Mehta Coll of Science, and C L Parikh Coll of Commerce, Palanpur, and Hemchandracharya North Gujarat Univ, Patan, Gujarat. Teacher.
            • (ii) Sahibzada Shri Khalid Muhammad Khan Lohani. b. at Balasinor, 29th October 1969, educ. M & O Sheth High Sch, and Arts & Commerce Coll, Balasinor. m. 19th April 1998, Sahibzadi Mehfuza Sultana Begum Sahiba [Sahibzadi Mehfuza Khalid Lohani] (b. at Balasinor, 12th May 1974), second daughter of his paternal uncle, Sahibzada Shri Salim Khan Usmankhanji Lohani, by his wife, Sehnaz Sultana Begum Sahiba [Amir Bibi], daughter of Mian Shri Salim Khan Lohani, Jagirdar of Navisana, under Palanpur. He has issue, one son and one daughter:
              • 1. Sahibzada Shri Danish Muhammad Khan Lohani.
              • 1. Sahibzadi Meher Sultana Lohani. b. at Palanpur, 7th October 2000, educ. Karuna Niketan High Sch, Balasinor.
          • (c) Sahibzada Shri Salim Khan Lohani [Salimbava]. b. at Balasinor, 1st July 1940, educ. Palanpur High Sch, Palanpur, and Gujarat National Law Univ (GNLU), Gandhinagar. Employed with Dena Bank until retd 2000. m. 14th April 1966, Sehnaz Sultana Begum Sahiba [Amir Bibi], daughter of Mian Shri Salim Khan Lohani, Jagirdar of Navisana, under Palanpur, by his wife, Bima Shi Hatam Bakhte Sahiba, youngest daughter of Sardar Kamal ud-din Khanji Babi, of Nanosana, under Palanpur, from the Babi family of Kheda. He had issue, one son and four daughters:
            • (i) Sahibzada Shri Khavar Khan Palanpur, educ. Maharaja Sayajirao Univ of Baroda. District Sec Indian National Congress since 2013. Mbr Banaskantha Archery Assoc. m. at Ahmedabad, 12th September 2012, ...
            • (ii) Sahibzadi Rahat Sultana Begum Sahiba. m. Sahibzada Shri Inayat Muhammad Khan Lohani, younger son of Amir Akhtar Muhammad Khan Lohani. She has issue, one son and two daughters - see below.
            • (iii) Sahibzadi Mehfuza Sultana Begum Sahiba [Sahibzadi Mehfuza Khalid Lohani]. b. at Balasinor, 12th May 1974, educ. Anjuman Sarvajanik High Sch, Radhanpur. m. 19th April 1998, Sahibzada Shri Khalid Muhammad Khan Lohani (b. at Balasinor, 29th October 1969), younger son of her paternal uncle, Sahibzada Shri Sherbuland Khan Usmankhanji Lohani, by his wife, Bima Shri Badar Jahan Bakhte Begum Sahiba, fourth daughter of Nawab Shri Muhammad Jamiat Khan II Manowar Khan Babi, Nawab Sahib of Balasinor. She has issue, one son and one daughter - see above.
            • (iv) Sahibzadi Lubna Sultana Begum Sahiba.
            • (v) Sahibzadi Nazneen Sultana Begum Sahiba.
          • (a) Sahibzadi Farhat Sultana Begum Sahiba [H.H. Nawab Farhat Sultana Begum, of Balasinor]. b. at Palanpur, 20th May 1944, educ. Walsingham Convent Sch, Bombay. m. 13th April 1966, H.H. Nawab Shri Muhammad Salabat Khan II Jamiat Khan Babi, Nawab Sahib of Balasinor (b. at Baroda, 20th May 1944; d. at the Garden Palace, Balasinor, 25th January 2018, bur. there at the Choti Baadi Shahi Kabristan), eldest surviving son of Nawab Shri Muhammad Jamiatkhanji II Manvarkhanji Babi, Nawab Sahib of Balasinor, by his fourth wife, Zohra Begum Sahiba. She had issue, one son and three daughters - see India (Balasinor).
          • (b) Sahibzadi Nighat Sultana Begum Sahiba [Nighat Lohani]. b. at Palanpur, 14th December 1954. Snr Housemistress at Rajkumar Coll, Rajkot. unm.
          • (c) Sahibzadi Nushrat Sultana Begum Sahiba. m. Sahibzada Shri Mustufa ‘Ali Khan Lohani, elder son of Amir Akhtar Muhammad Khan Lohani. She had issue, one son and four daughters - see below.
      • ii) Sahibzada Haidar ‘Ali Khan, educ. Rajkumar Coll, Rajkot.
    • b) Sahibzada Shri Salim Muhammad Khan.
    • c) Sahibzada Shri ‘Ali Akbar Khan.
  • 4) Sahibzada Shri Sikandar Muhammad Khan (s/o the second wife).
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1854 - 1878 H.E. Zubdat ul-Mulk, Diwan Mahakhan Nawab Zorawar Muhammad Khan Bahadur, Diwan of Palanpur. b. at Palanpur, 1822, eldest son of Zubdat ul-Mulk, Diwan Mahakhan Nawab Fateh Muhammad Khan Bahadur, Diwan of Palanpur, by his third wife, Ladoo Bai Sahiba, educ. privately. Succeeded on the death of his father, 11th July 1854. Ascended the musnaid on the same day. Assisted the British during the Indian Mutiny of 1857. Received a sanad confirming succession in accordance with Islamic laws, 11th March 1862. Granted the personal style of His Excellency, 1 st January 1877. Rcvd: Prince of Wales’s gold medal (1875) and KIH gold medal (1877). m. several wives. m. (first) 1835, Begum Mahabhat Bai Sahiba, daughter of the Gaekwar of Baroda (Nawab of Baroda?). He d. at the Zorawar Palace, Palanpur, 28th August 1878 (bur. Lohani Maqbara, Palanpur), having had issue, an only surviving son:
  • 1) H.H. Zubdat ul-Mulk, Diwan Mahakhan Nawab Sir Sher Muhammad Khan Bahadur, Nawab of Palanpur - see below.
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