KURWAI

     

    KURWAI (Princely State)

     

     

    AREA: 368 km2 PRIVY PURSE: 60,000Rs ACCESSION: 15th June 1948
    STATE: Madhya Pradesh DYNASTY: Firuz Khel Pathan RELIGION: Muslim
    POPULATION: 13,634
    (1901)

     

    PRESENT RULER: Nawab ZAFAR
    ALI KHAN
    , 10th Nawab of Kurwai since 1986.

     

    married and has issue.

    • Nawabzada Feroz Mohammad Khan

     

    PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: The
    state was founded
    in 1730. The Nawab maintains a military force of 12 cavalry, 190
    infantry, and 9 guns (as of 1892). Rulers were…

      1. Nawab MUHAMMED DALAL KHAN,
        1st Nawab of Kurwai 1730/175x, he first entered the service of the Raja
        of Datia, and later in around 1726 the service of the Raja of Basoda;
        he seized the state on the death of the Chief of Kurwai; married and
        had issue, two sons.

        • Nawab Muhammed ‘Izzat Khan, he succeeded in Kurwai (qv)
        • Nawab Ahsanullah Khan, married and had issue, the Nawabs
          of Basoda and Muhammadgarh.

     

      1. Nawab MUHAMMED ‘IZZAT KHAN,
        2nd Nawab of Kurwai 175x/-

     

      1. Nawab HORMAT KHAN,
        3rd Nawab of Kurwai -/1820, married and had issue, as well as further
        issue.

        • Nawabzada Iradat Muhammed Khan, he appealed to the
          British to restore him to the throne, but they refused and offered an
          annuity of 6,000Rs, if he gave up his claim to the throne.
        • Nawab Muhammed Akbar Khan (by a secondary union)(qv)

     

      1. Nawab MUHAMMED AKBAR KHAN,
        4th Nawab of Kurwai 1820/1843, he seized the throne in preference to
        the legitimate son, married and had issue, two sons. He died 1843.

        • Nawab Muhammed Muzaffar Khan (qv)
        • Nawab Muhammed Nazaf Khan (qv)

     

      1. Nawab MUHAMMED MUZAFFAR
        KHAN
        , 5th Nawab of Kurwai 1843/1858, married and had issue. He
        died spm 1858.

        • Nawabzadi (name unknown)
          Begum, married the Nawab of Basoda. and
          had issue, one son.

     

      1. Nawab MUHAMMED NAZAF KHAN,
        6th Nawab of Kurwai 1858/1887, born 1824, having rendered good service
        to Government, and being without male issue, he was permitted to adopt
        his maternal grandson, married and had issue. He
        died spm on 15th January 1887.

        • Nawabzadi (name unknown)
          Begum, married Nawabzada Mazhar Ali Khan, Regent of Kurwai 1887/-, and
          had issue.

          • Nawab Munawar Ali Khan (qv)

     

      1. Nawab MUNAWAR ALI KHAN,
        7th Nawab of Kurwai 1887/1896, born 1869, he succeeded his grandfather
        and adoptive father to the gadi
        on 15th
        January
        1887 (#1).

     

      1. Nawab MUHAMMED YAQUB ALI
        KHAN
        , 8th Nawab of Kurwai 1896/1906, married and had
        issue.

        • Nawab Muhammed Sarwar Ali Khan (qv)
        • Nawabzadi Ahmad Zaman
        • Nawabzadi Mohammed Zaman
        • Nawabzadi Yusuf Zaman

     

      1. Nawab MUHAMMED SARWAR ALI
        KHAN
        , 9th Nawab of Kurwai 1906/1986 (under a regency
        1906/1919),
        born
        1st December 1901, married 1stly, 1933 (sep’d. 1934) Nawab
        Gauhar-e-Taj
        Abida Sultaan Begum Sahiba, born
        28th August 1913, died 11th May 2002, eldest daughter of Col. HH Nawab
        Hamidullah Khan of Bhopal, and his
        first wife, HH Maimuna Sultan Shah Banu Begum Sahiba,
        married 2ndly, Nawabzadi Ayesha Begum of
        Wai,
        and had issue. He died 1986.

        • Nawabzada Shaharyar
          Muhammed Khan, born 1934, educated at Cambridge University and Fletcher
          University where he was a student in the department of Law and
          Diplomacy.
          In 1957, he began his career as a Minister of Foreign Affairs in
          Pakistan
          and has had a diplomatic career ever since, being posted in: London
          (1960/1962
          and 1971/1975); Tunisia (1963/19 66); Geneva (1970/1971), he was named
          Pakistani Ambassador in Jordan (1977/1982); and High Commissioner of
          Pakistan
          to the United Kingdom (1987/1990), he has performed many functions:
          Director
          (1969/1970); Director General (1975/1977); and Assistant to the
          Secretary
          General (1982/1987) before occupying the post of Secretary General
          between
          1990 and 1994. He also presided over the Foreign Affairs Minister’s
          Reform
          Commission which was put into place in July of 1997. After his
          retirement,
          Shaharyar Khan was named Special Representative to the Secretary
          General
          of the UN for Rwanda (1994/1996), and then President of the Pakistani
          Refugee
          Committee (1997/1998). He has managed the Pakistani national cricket
          team
          since the tournament that took place in India at the beginning of 1999.
          He is also the author of “Begums of Bhopal”, a look at the female
          rulers
          of this muslim state.
        • Nawabzadi Kaiser Zaman, married and has issue.
          • Sahibzadi Mariyam

          • Sahibzadi Ziya
        • Nawab Zafar Ali Khan (qv)
        • Nawabzada Munawwar Ali Khan

     

    1. Nawab ZAFAR ALI KHAN,
      10th Nawab of Kurwai (see above)

     

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