ARCOT (Princely State)
|AREA: xx km2||REVENUE: 300,00Rs||ANNEXATION: 31st July 1801|
|STATE: Tamil Nadu||DYNASTY: xx||RELIGION: Muslim|
|PRESENT RULER: HH Nawab MUHAMMED ABDUL ALI , 8th
Prince of Arcot since 1993 (Amir Mahal Palace)
|born 9th August 1951, Sherriff of Chennai (then Madras) for two terms, from 1984-1985
and again from 1988-1989. He is recognised by the Government as the ‘ First
Nobleman ‘ in the Muslim community of south India. He enjoys a rank equivalent
to that of state cabinet ministers and is officially recognised by the President
of India as the Prince of Arcot. He is the founder secretary-general of Harmony
India, (founded-1990) an association to promote communal amity, secularism and National
Integration. He is also a jury member of the National Foundation of Communal Harmony.
The Prince is a patron of music, art and literature and his hobbies include photography,
gardening and reading books, married HH Sayeeda Begum, and has issue, two sons.