KHAIRPUR

 

KHAIRPUR (Princely State)

(17 Gun Salute)

 

 

AREA: 15,511.51 km
(1892)
PRIVY PURSE: 1,000,000Rs ACCESSION: 14th October 1955
STATE: Pakistan (Sind) DYNASTY: Talpur (Sohrabani
line)
RELIGION: Muslim
CAPITAL: Khairpur POPULATION: 320,000
(1951)

 

PRESENT RULER: Sarkar HH
Mir ALI
MURAD KHAN TALPUR II
, 8th and present Mir of Khairpur State
since 1947.

 

born 30th June 1933 (#2),
installed 24th
July 1947, took control of the Departments of Foreign affairs, Defence,
and Communations on the 3rd October 1947, he married and has issue.

  • Mir Abbas Raza Khan Talpur, The Sahibzada of Khairpur, born
    1965.
  • Mir Mehdi Raza Khan Talpur, born 1967.
  • Princess Zahra, born 1969.

 

PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: 
Originally
it was the Kingdom of Upper Sindh, with an area of over 50,000 km2.
Khairpur State was founded in 1783, with the capital developed in 1786.
It’s status was reduced to that of a Princely State in 1838, when the
British
took over the foreign affairs. The gun salute was reduced from 19 to 17
and then to 15, as the area of the state diminished to 15,670 km2.
Khairpur closed its mint and currency in 1903 and gave legal tender to
the British imperial currency in order to utilize the benefit of the
economic
market of the empire. The state was forcefully merged with Pakistan on
14th October 1955 in violation of the treaty of accession. His
Highness the Mir of Khairpur maintains a military force of 700 cavalry,
774 infantry, and
32 guns, and is entitled to a salute of 19 guns (including 4 guns
personal) (as of 1892). Rulers
were…

    1. HM Mir SOHRAB KHAN,
      1st Mir of Khairpur 1783/1811 (abdicated), he maintained his
      own
      currency which was
      separate to that of Lower Sindh, he gradually increased his dominions
      until they extended from the
      Jaisalmer Desert on the east to Kachh Gandava in Baluchistan on the
      west; he married and had issue. He died 1832.

      • HM Mir Rustam Ali Khan (qv)
      • Mir Ghulam Haidar Khan
      • Mir Mubarak Ali Khan (qv)
      • Mir Chakkar Khan

 

    1. HM Mir RUSTAM ALI KHAN,
      2nd Mir of Khairpur 1811/1843 (abdicated), born 1785,
      he ceased to pay tribute to Afghanistan in 1813, and in 1832, Khairpur
      was recognised as a separate State from the rest of Sind, in a treaty
      with the British Power; married and had issue. He
      died 1846.

      • HH Mir Sir Ali Murad Khan I (qv)
      • Mir Ali Mardan Khan, born 13th July 1813, married and had
        issue.

        • Mir Mehrab Khan Talpur
        • Mir Khudadad Khan Talpur

Mir MUBARAK ALI KHAN 1829/1839 (in
rebellion)

Mir NASER KHAN 1839/- (in rebellion)

    1. HH Mir Sir ALI MURAD KHAN I
      G.C.I.E., 3rd Mir of Khairpur 1843/1894, born 28th
      June 1815 (#1),
      he succeeded to the gadi on
      20th December 1842 (#1),
      he cordially supported the British policy during the first Afghan war,
      consequently, when the victory of Miani effected the conquest of Sind,
      and the rest of Sind was annexed and incorporated in the British
      territory, the State of Khairpur retained its political existence as a
      feudatory of the Empire; in 1866 a sanad was granted to His Highness,
      guaranteeing the succession according to Muhammadan law; he was created
      Knight Grand Commander of the Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire
      (G.C.I.E.) in 1891, married and had issue, six sons, four of whom died
      young. He
      died 2nd April 1894.

      • Mir Faiz Muhammed Khan I (qv)
      • Mir Jan Muhammed Khan Talpur
      • Mir Ghulam Haidar Talpur
      • Mir Shahnawaz Khan Talpur

 

    1. HH Mir Sir FAIZ MUHAMMED
      KHAN I
      , 4th Mir of Khairpur 1894/1909, born 1837,
      G.C.I. [cr.1897], married and had issue. He died 6th March
      1909.

 

    1. HH Mir Sir IMAM BUKSH KHAN,
      5th Mir of Khairpur 1909/1921, G.C.I.E. [cr.1911],
      born 1860, died 8th
      February
      1921.

 

    1. HH Mir ALI NAWAZ KHAN,
      6th Mir of Khairpur 1921/1935, born 1884, died 25th
      December 1935.

REGENCY
1935/1947

    1. HH Mir FAIZ MUHAMMED KHAN
      II
      , 7th Mir of Khairpur 1935/1947, born 4th January
      1913 and
      succeeded
      December 1935, married and had issue. He died 1954.

REGENCY
1947/1951

  1. HH Mir ALI MURAD KHAN II,
    8th Mir of Khairpur (see above)

The help of John Duncan McMeekin, is gratefully
acknowledged, January 2011.

 

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