JUNAGADH

 

JUNAGADH (Princely State)

( 13 gun salute)

 

 

 

AREA: 8,643 km2 Revenue: 10,000,000Rs ACCESSION: 1948
STATE: Kathiawar DYNASTY: Babi (Yousufzai
Pathan)
Religion: Muslim
Population: 465,493 (1921) Villages: 841

 

 

PRESENT RULER: HH Nawab
Saheb MUHAMMED
JAHANGIR KHANJI DILAWAR KHANJI
, 11th Nawab of Junagadh since
1989.

 

 

born 6th August 1955, living in Karachi, Pakistan, married
and has
issue.

  • Nawabzada Ali Murtaza Khanji Jahangirkhanji

 

 

PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: The
state was founded
in 1730. The State follows the rule of Primogeniture for succession,
and it also
had a Sanad of adoption. His Highness the Nawab maintains a military
force of 251 cavalry, 1972 infantry and 66 guns, and is entitled to a
salute of 11 guns (as of 1892). Rulers were…

  • Bahadurkhanji Babi 1630/1654, married and had issue.
    • Sherkhanji Babi (qv)
  • Sherkhanji Babi 1654/1690, married and had issue.
    • Nawab Ja’afarkhanji Babi [Sardarkhanji] (qv)
    • Khan Shri Mubarazkhanji Babi [Kadi, 1674]
    • Khan Shri Muzaffarkhanji Babi [Kadi District]
    • Khan Shri Shahbazkhanji Babi
  • Nawab Ja’afarkhanji Babi [Sardarkhanji] 1690/1725, married
    and had
    issue.

    • Nawab Saheb Salabat Muhammadkhan Babi (qv)
    • Khan Shri Jahan Babi [Jawan Mard Khan], was given and
      established
      the house of Radhanpur,
      in 1725.
    • Nawab Sherkhanji Babi, married and had issue.
      • Khan Shri Samatkhan Babi, married and had issue.
        • Khan Shri Ja’afarkhan Babi, married and had issue.
          • Khan Shri Muzaffarkhan Babi
          • Khan Shri Fatehyabkhan Babi, both were Ranpur
            Bhayat.
  • Nawab Saheb Salabat Muhammadkhan Babi 1725/1730, was given
    and established
    the house of Viramgam and
    Gogha, Deputy Governor of Junagadh; willed his territory to his sons,
    with the eldest recieving Junagadh and the younger sons sharing in the
    Bantva district; married and had issue. He died of cholera in 1730 at
    Ahmedabad.

    • Nawab Saheb Bahadurkhanji Babi [Sherkhan] (qv)
    • Khan Saheb Shri Diler Khan Salabat Muhammed Khan, 1st
      Ruler of Manavadar.
    • Khan Saheb Shri Sher Zaman Khan Salabat Muhammed Khan,
      1st Taluqdar of Bantva.
  • Nawab Saheb Bahadurkhanji Babi [Sherkhan] [1728, Deputy,
    Junagadh; 1748,
    Nawab, Junagadh.], 1st Nawab of Junagadh (see below).

 


    1. Nawab Saheb MUHAMMED SHER
      KHAN BABI
      , 1st Nawab of Junagadh 1735/1758, he was placed in
      charge of Viramgam by his father in 1728, succeeded in Junagadh in 1730
      and declared himself independent in 1735; married and
      had issue.
      He
      died 1758.

      • Nawab Saheb Muhammed Mahabat Khanji I (qv)
      • Nawab Saheb Sardar Muhammed Khanji, founder of Balasinor.

 

    1. Nawab Saheb MUHAMMED
      MAHABAT KHANJI I
      , 2nd Nawab of Junagadh 1758/1774, married
      and had issue. He died 1774.

      • Nawab Saheb Muhammed Hamid Khanji I (qv)

 

    1. Nawab Saheb MUHAMMED HAMID
      KHANJI I
      , 3rd Nawab of Junagadh 1774/1811, married and
      had issue. He died 1811.

      • Nawab Saheb Muhammed Bahadur Khanji I (qv)

 

    1. Nawab Saheb MUHAMMED
      BAHADUR KHANJI I
      , 4th Nawab of Junagadh 1811/1840, married
      and had
      issue.

      • Nawab Saheb Muhammed Hamid Khanji II (qv)
      • Nawab Saheb Muhammed Mahabat Khanji II (qv)

 

    1. Nawab Saheb MUHAMMED HAMID
      KHANJI II
      , 5th Nawab of Junagadh 1840/1851, born 1828,
      died
      1851.

 

    1. Nawab Saheb MUHAMMED
      MAHABAT KHANJI II
      K.C.S.I., 6th Nawab of Junagadh 1851/1882, he
      was created Knight Commander of the Most Exalted Order of the Star of
      India in 1871, married and
      had issue. He died 29th September 1882.

      • HH Nawab Saheb Muhammed Bahadur Khanji II (qv)
      • HH Nawab Saheb Sir Muhammed Rasul Khanji (qv)
      • Nawabzada Adilkhanji Mahabatkhanji Babi,educated at
        Rajkumar College,
        Rajkot;
        Commandant of the Imperial Service Troops of Junagadh.

 

    1. HH Nawab Saheb MUHAMMED
      BAHADUR KHANJI II
      G.C.I.E., 7th Nawab of Junagadh 1882/1892,
      born
      1856,
      he succeeded
      to the gadi on 29th September
      1882 (#1),
      educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot, he was invested with the insignia
      of a Knight Grand Commander of the Most Eminent Order of the Indian
      Empire on 20th November 1890; died 23rd January 1892

 

    1. HH Nawab Saheb Sir
      MUHAMMED RASUL KHANJI
      G.C.S.I., 8th Nawab of Junagadh 1892/1911,
      born
      1858, married and had issue. He died 24th January 1911.

      • Nawabzada Sher Zamankhanji, died 15th August 1908.
      • Nawabzada Bahadurkhanji, died 18th April 1906.
      • Capt. HH Nawab Saheb Sir Muhammed Mahabat Khanji III
        Rasul Khanji (qv)

 

    1. Capt. HH Nawab Saheb Sir
      MUHAMMED MAHABAT KHANJI III RASUL
      KHANJI
      G.C.S.I., K.C.S.I., 9th Nawab of Junagadh
      1911/1959,
      born 2nd August 1900, G.C.S.I., K.C.S.I. [cr.1926], educated in England
      and at Mayo College, Ajmer, entitled to a personal 15 gun salute,
      married
      Munawar Jahan Begum of Bhopal and had issue. He died 7th November 1959
      at Karachi.

      • HH Nawab Saheb Muhammed Dilawar Khanji Mahabat Khanji (qv)
      • Nawabzada Muhammad Himatkhanji Mahabatkhanji Babi, born
        16th February
        1924.
      • Nawabzada Muhammad Shamsherkhanji Mahabatkhanji Babi
      • Nawabzada Muhammad Iqbalkhanji Mahabatkhanji Babi

 

    1. HH Nawab Saheb MUHAMMED
      DILAWAR KHANJI MAHABAT KHANJI
      , 10th Nawab of Junagadh
      1959/1989, born
      23rd
      June 1922, married 1stly, 30th November 1945, married 2ndly, HH Nawab
      Shah Begum Sahiba, and had issue. He died 1989.

      • HH Nawab Saheb Muhammed Jahangir Khanji Dilawar Khanji
        (qv)
      • Nawabzada Muhammad Alamgir Khanji M.B.A. (by Shah Begum
        Sahiba), born June 1957 in Karachi, presently (2011) working as a
        senior banker in Karachi; married 1989 in Karachi, Fiziyeh Bokhary,
        daughter of Admiral (Ret’d.) Syed Fasih Bokhary, Pakistan Navy, and has
        issue, two daughters.
      • Nawabzada Muhammad Zaheer Khanji B.A. (by Shah Begum
        Sahiba),
        born 3rd January 1962, educated at Punjab University, Lahore (B.A.);
        married 11th September 1999 in Karachi, and has issue, two daughters.

 

  1. HH Nawab Saheb MUHAMMED
    JAHANGIR KHANJI DILAWAR KHANJI
    , 11th Nawab of Junagadh (see
    above)

Courtesy of Y.S. Jaideepsinh Jadeja © 2002

 

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