BHOPAL

 

BHOPAL (Princely State)


(19 gun salute)

 

 

AREA: 17,925 km2 PRIVY PURSE: 1,100,000Rs ACCESSION: 1st June 1949
STATE: Madhya Pradesh DYNASTY: Orakzai Pathan RELIGION:
Muslim
POPULATION: 665,961 (1901) REVENUE: 8,000,060Rs  (1931)

 

PRESENT RULER: HH Nawab
Begum Saleha Sultan (??)

 

born 15th January 1940, married Nawab
Bashir
Yar Jung, and has issue.

 

PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: The
state was founded in 1707. Rulers were…

  • Nawab DOST MUHAMMED KHAN,
    1st Nawab of Bhopal 1707/1728,
    born 1672 in
    Tirah, son of Sardar Nur Muhammed Khan, educated privately, he was
    granted the
    titles of Nawab and Diler Jang in 1717, by the Mughal Emperor, married
    (amongst others) 1stly, Mehraj Bibi, married 2ndly, Fatah Bibi, married
    4thly, Taj Bibi (née Jai Kunwar), and had issue, six sons and
    five
    daughters.
    He died in March 1728.

    • Nawab Yar Muhammed Khan (qv)
    • Nawabzada Sultan Nuhammed Khan,
      born
      1720, married
      and had issue.

      • Sahibzada Murid Muhammed Khan, married
        and had issue.

        • Nawab Haidar Muhammed Khan, founder of Pathari.
    • Nawabzada Sardar Muhammed Khan
    • Nawabzada Fazil Muhammed Khan,
      married and had issue.

      • Sahibzada Sharif Muhammed Khan,
        married and had issue.

        • Nawab Wazir Muhammed Khan (qv)
    • Nawabzada Wazil Muhammed Khan,
      married Izzat Begum,
      and had issue.

      • Bahu Begum (née Saleha
        Begum), married her
        cousin, Nawab Faiz Muhammed Khan. She died sp.
    • Nawabzada Khan Bahadur Muhammed
      Khan
  • Nawab YAR MUHAMMED KHAN,
    2nd Nawab of Bhopal 1728/1742,
    born 1709, installed
    30th August 1728, married (amongst others), Mamola Bai, born 1715, she
    died sp
    in 1795, and had issue. He died 1742, buried at Islamnagar.

    • Nawab Faiz Muhammed Khan (qv)
    • Nawab Hayat Muhammed Khan (qv)
    • Nawabzada Saeed Muhammed Khan
    • Nawabzada Husain Muhammed Khan
    • Nawabzada Yasin Muhammed Khan,
      Diwan
      of Bhopal.
    • Moti Begum
  • Nawab FAIZ MUHAMMED KHAN,
    3rd Nawab of Bhopal 1742/1777,
    born 1731, moved
    the capital from Islamnagar to Bhopal, married his cousin, Bahu Begum
    (née
    Saleha Begum). He died sp on 12th December 1777.
  • Nawab HAYAT MUHAMMED KHAN,
    4th Nawab of Bhopal 1777/1807,
    born 1734, installed
    3rd January 1778, married (amongst others), Asmat Begum, died 30th
    December
    1797, and had issue. He died 17th November 1807.

    • Nawab Ghous Muhammed Khan (qv)
  • Nawab GHOUS MUHAMMED KHAN,
    5th Nawab of Bhopal 1807/1826,
    born 1767, married
    (amongst others), Zeenat Begum, died 1827, and had issue, 65 children.
    He died 1826.

    • Nawabzada Moiz Muhammed Khan (by
      Zeenat Begum)
    • Nawab Faujdar Muhammed Khan (by
      Zeenat Begum) (qv)
    • Nawab Sultan Qudsia Begum
      (née
      Gohar Ara)
      (by Zeenat Begum) (qv)
  • Nawab WAZIR MUHAMMED KHAN,
    6th Nawab of Bhopal 1807/1816,
    born 1766, Diwan
    of Bhopal, Commander-in-Chief of the Bhopal Army, Nawab of Bhopal in
    opposition
    to Nawab Ghous Muhammed Khan, married and had issue. He died 16th March
    1816, buried at Bara Bagh.

    • Nawabzada Amir Muhammed Khan,
      married
      Munawwar Jahan,
      sister of Asad Ali Khan of Basoda, and had issue. He died 1854.

      • Nawab Munir Muhammed Khan (qv)
      • Nawab Jahangir Muhamnmed Khan
        (qv)
    • Nawab Nazar Muhammed Khan (qv)
  • Nawab NAZAR MUHAMMED KHAN,
    7th Nawab of Bhopal 1816/1819,
    born 1791, married
    1817, Nawab Sultan Qudsia Begum, born 1801, died 1881, and had issue.
    He
    died 19th November 1819.

    • Nawab Sultan Sikander Begum (qv)
  • Nawab MUNIR MUHAMMED KHAN,
    8th Nawab of Bhopal 1819/1827,
    installed 9th
    December 1819,
  • Nawab Sultan Kudsiyya Begum,
    9th Nawab Begum of Bhopal
    1819/1837, born 1801,
    married Nawab Nazar Muhammed Khan (see above), and had issue. She died
    1881.
  • Nawab JAHANGIR MUHAMMED
    KHAN
    , 10th Nawab of Bhopal
    1837/1844, born 1816,
    installed 29th November 1837, married 18th April 1835, Nawab Sultan
    Sikander
    Begum, born 1818, died 30th November 1868 (see below), and had issue.
    He
    died 1844.

    • HH Nawab Sultan Shah Jehan Begum
      (qv)
    • Nawabzada Dastgir Muhammed Khan
      (by a
      concubine)
  • Nawab FAUDJAR MUHAMMED KHAN,
    11th Nawab of Bhopal 1844/1847
    (abdicated),
    born 1811, died after 1847.
  • Nawab Sultan Sikander Begum,
    12th Nawab Begum of Bhopal
    1847/1868, born 1818,
    married Nawab Jahangir Muhammed Khan (see above), and had issue. She
    died
    30th November 1868.
  • HH Nawab Sultan Shah Jehan
    Begum
    , 13th Nawab Begum of Bhopal
    1868/1901, born
    3rd July 1838, married 1stly, 18th July 1855, Sardar Bakshi Baqi
    Muhammed
    Khan, died June 1867, married 2ndly, 8th May 1871, Nawab Wala Jah Amin
    ul-Mulk Syed Siddiq Hasan Khan, born 14th October 1832 at Bareilly,
    died
    26th May 1890 and had issue. She died 16th June 1901.

    • HH Nawab Sultan Jahan Begum (by
      1st
      husband)
    • Nawabzadi Suleiman Jahan, born
      1861,
      died 1866.
  • HH Nawab Sultan Jahan Begum,
    14th Nawab Begum of Bhopal 1901/1926
    (abdicated
    29th April 1926), born 9th July 1858, G.C.S.I. [cr.1910], G.C.I.E.
    [cr.1904],
    G.B.E. (civil) [cr.1918], C.I., a Donat of the Order of St John of
    Jerusalem,
    married on 1st February 1875, Nawab Ihtisham ul-Mulk Sultan Daulah
    Ahmad
    Ali
    Khan of Jalalabad, born 1854, died December 1901, and had issue. She
    died
    12th May 1930.

    • Nawabzadi Bilqis Jahan, born 25th
      October 1875, died
      1887.
    • Nawabzada Hafiz Muhammed Nasirullah Khan Bahadur,
      born 4th December 1876, married 17th January 1902, Qaisar Dulhan, and
      had
      issue. He died 3rd September 1924.

      • Sahibzada Habibullah Muhammed
        Khan,
        married 1stly, Nawab
        Jan, married 2ndly, Feroza Dulhan Begum.
      • Sahibzada Rafiqullah Muhammed
        Khan
      • Sahibzadi Noor Jehan Begum
    • Gen. Nawabzada Hafiz Muhammed
      Ubaidullah
      Khan Bahadur, born 3rd November 1878, C.S.I. [cr. xx.6.1912], privately
      educated under the supervision of his mother; A.D.C. to His Excellency
      the Viceroy; Commander-in-Chief of the armies of the Bhopal State, a
      Colonel of the
      Imperial Service Troops of Bhopal and an Honorary Captain of the
      British Forces; Trustee of the M.A.O College, Aligarh; married 17th
      January
      1902,
      Shaharyar Dulhan, and had issue. He died 24th March 1924.

      • Sahibzadi Birjis Jahan
      • Sahibzada Wahid Muhammed Khan,
        married 1924, Sheher
        Banu Begum, died 1924. He died sp 1924.
      • Sahibzada Sayeed Muhammad uz-Zuffur Khan, married
        Nawabzadi Shahnoor Jehan Begum, daughter of Maj. Meherban Nawab Abdu’l
        Majid Khan II Diler Jang
        Bahadur, Nawab of Savanur, and his
        wife, Nawab Khaliqunnissa Begum, and had issue.

        • Sahibzadi Enver Zia Sultana, married Shri Mahendra
          Mathur, son of Shri Amarnath Mathur, and
          has issue, three children.
        • Sahibzada Rashid Muhammed Khan
    • Nawabzadi Asif Jahan, born 5th
      August
      1880, died
      1894.
    • Col. HH Nawab Hamidullah Khan (qv)
    • Col. HH Nawab
      HAMIDULLAH KHAN
      , 15th Nawab of Bhopal 1926/1960 , G.C.S.I.
      [cr.1932], G.C.I.E. [cr.1929], C.S.I. [cr.1921], C.V.O. [cr.1922], born
      9th September 1894, educated at Bhopal and Muhammadan Anglo-Oriental
      College,
      Aligarh (graduated 1905) and later at Allahabad University (BA Law
      1915),
      appointed President of Board of Bhopal Municipality 1914/-, Ch. Sec.
      Bhopal
      Government 1916, Finance Minister Bhopal, Hon. A.D.C. to the Viceroy of
      India
      1922, A.D.C. to HRH the Prince of Wales 1922, married 1stly, 5th
      September
      1905, HH Maimuna Sultan Shah Banu Begum Sahiba, born 1900, died 1982,
      married 2ndly, about 1948, Aftab Jahan, and had issue. He died 4th
      February
      1960 at Bhopal.

      • Nawab Gauhar-e-Taj Abida Sultan
        Begam
        Sahiba, born
        28th August 1913, Pakistani Ambassador to Brazil, President of the
        Karachi
        Council, Muslim League, married 1933 (separated 1934), HH Nawab Sarwar
        Ali Khan of Kurwai, and had issue. She
        died
        11th May 2002 in Karachi.
      • HH Nawab Begum Mehr-e-Taj Sajjida
        Sultan (qv).
      • Nawabzadi Taj Dulhan Qamar-e-Taj
        Rabia Sultan, born
        21st November 1916, married Agha Mirza, and had issue. She died April
        2000.

        • Nawabzada Nasir Mirza, married
          and has issue.

          • Sahibzada Yasser Mirza
        • Sahibzadi Faiza Sultan, born 1945, married
          Sardar Akbar
          khan, and has
          issue.

 

          • Sardar Taimur Khan

 

          • Sardar Nadir Khan

 

  • HH Nawab Begum Mehr-e-Taj
    Sajjida
    Sultan
    , 16th Nawab Begum of Bhopal 1960/- ,
    born 4th August 1915, married 1938, Nawab Muhammed Iftikhar Ali Khan of
    Pataudi,
    and had issue, one son and three daughters.

    • Nawab
      Mansur Ali Khan, Nawab of
      Pataudi.
    • HH Nawab
      Begum Saleha Sultan (qv)

    • Nawabzadi Qudsia Sultaan Begum Saheba 
    • Nawabzadi Sabiha Sultaan Begum Saheba
  • HH Nawab Begum Saleha Sultan (see
    above)

OTHER MEMBERS:

  • Capt. Israr Mohammad Khan Sahib
    Bahadur, descended
    from the founder of Bhopal, born 1890, Sahib Bahadur [cr.1931], ADC to
    the Nawab of Bhopal in 1937, awarded the Coronation Medal in 1937,
    married
    and had issue.

    • Hafiz Mohammad Khan
    • Aziz Mohammad Khan, educated at
      Aligarh University.
    • Anwar Mohammad Khan, educated at
      Military Academy,
      Dehra Dun.
    • Ahrar Mohammad Khan
  • Sardar Muazzam Mohammed Khan, born
    18th
    September
    1894, educated in Bhopal, cousin of Nawab Iftikhar Ali Khan of Jaora on
    mother’s side.

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