MAHMUDABAD

 

MAHMUDABAD (Taluq)

 

 

 

AREA: xx km2 REVENUE: xx ACCESSION: xx
STATE: Oudh (Sitapur Dist.) DYNASTY: Shaikh Sadiki
(Khanzada)
RELIGION: Shi’a Muslim
(1838)

 

 

PRESENT RULER:  Nawab
Raja
MOHAMMED
AMIR MOHAMMED KHAN [Sulaiman Khan] Khan Bahadur Khan,
Amirul Omara,
Saeedul
Mulk, Muzzafar Jung, Ghanzanfaru-daula, Taluqdar of
Mahmudabad (1973/-)

 

 

educated at Aldenham public school and then went onto
Imperial College
London and Pembroke college at Cambridge University,
married Rani
Vijay, and has
issue.

  • Rajkumar Mohammed Amir Ahmed Khan, born 1982,
    educated at
    La Matinere
    College,
    Lucknow and at Winchester College public school in
    England, keen
    equestrian
    and has represented his school and university in
    squash.
  • Rajkumar Mohammed Amir Hasan Khan, born 1986,
    educated at
    Winchester
    College
    public school in England, like his brother, he is a
    keen equestrian and
    has also represented his school in squash.

 

 

PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY:
The family is descended from Qazi Nasrullah, who was the
Chief Qazi of
the
Caliph of Baghdad, and who came to India as an ambassador
in the court
of
Shaheb-ud-din. His descendant became commander for
Mohammad Bin Tughlaq
in 1345, and was rewarded with a large
Jagir in Awadh. Later his great grandson was granted the
hereditary
titles of Nawab and Khan Bahadur by Padshah Akbar as a
reward for
winning a battle against Hemu. Rulers
were…

  • Nawab Bahadur BAZID KHAN Muzaffar Jang, founder of
    Mahmudabad.
  • Nawab INAYAT KHAN, he served as Commander in the
    army of
    Padshah Jahangir, and was granted the titles of
    Umadatul Malli, Amirul-Mulk, Ghanzanfer-ud-daullah,
    Muzaffar Jung.
  • Nawab MUHAMMAD QAYUM KHAN
    • Nawab MUHAMMAD MARAHMAT KHAN, Naib Nazim of Awadh.
  • Nawab MUHAMMAD INAM KHAN, married married a Shi’i
    Shaykhzadah woman, and had issue. He died in the
    1760’s.

    • Nawab MUHAMMAD IKRAM ALI KHAN (qv)
    • Nawab MUHAMMAD MAZHAR ALI KHAN, converted to
      Shi’ism,
      inheriting the smaller portion of
      the estate in Belehra, Bara Banki Dist., married and
      had issue, the
      Rajas of
      Bilehra
      and Paintipur. He died in the 1790’s.
  • Nawab MUHAMMAD AMIR ALI KHAN
    • Nawab MUHAMMAD IKRAM ALI KHAN, remained Sunni,
      married and
      had issue. He died about 1775.

      • Raja SARFRAZ ALI KHAN (qv)
      • Raja MUSAHIB ALI KHAN (qv)
    • Raja SARFRAZ ALI KHAN, died sp.
    • Raja MUSAHIB ALI KHAN, built up his holdings to 232
      villages and established good
      relations with the Awadh court by supporting it
      against rebels,
      although he remained a Sunni, he initiated mourning
      rites for the Imam
      Husayn in a building inside the fort at Sitapur. He
      died spm
      1810 (1819).
    • Rani ……. (wife) 1810/1838, adopted a relative
      from the
      Belhra branch in 1836, she died 1838.
    • Raja MUHAMMAD NAWAB ALI KHAN Qaim Jang 1838/1858,
      adopted
      from
      Bellehra,
      (brother of Raja Ibad Ali
      Khan, the Raja of Paintipur), he was granted the title
      of Raja as a
      hereditary distinction in 1850, as well as the titles
      of Muqim-ud-Daula
      and Qaim Jung by the King of Awadh, fought against the
      British
      in the 1857 war of independence; married
      and had issue. He died
      1858.

      • Amiruddaula Saidul ul-Mulk Mumtaz Jung Raja Sir
        MUHAMMED
        AMIR HASAN
        KHAN, Khan Bahadur Khan Amirul Omara Saeedul Mulk
        Muzzafar Jung
        Ghanzanfaru-daula (qv)
    • Amiruddaula Saidul ul-Mulk Mumtaz Jung Raja Sir
      MUHAMMED
      AMIR HASAN
      KHAN, Khan Bahadur Khan Amirul Omara Saeedul Mulk
      Muzzafar Jung
      Ghanzanfaru-daula 1858/1902, born 1849, took over
      management of the
      Taluq in March
      1867, K.C.I.E., President of the British Indian
      Association 1882/1890,
      Vice President of the British Indian Association
      1871/1877 and
      1897/1900;
      married and had issue, two sons and two daughters. He
      died 1902 (1908?).

      • Hon. Maharaja Khan Bahadur Sir MOHAMMED ALI
        MOHAMMED
        KHAN,
        Khan Bahadur Amirul Omara Saeedul Mulk Muzaffar Jung
        Ghanzanfaru-daula
        (qv)
      • Rajkumari Banib Zaadi Mohammad-un-Nisa Begum, died
        sp.
      • Rajkumari Banib Zaal Begum, died sp.
      • Rajkumar Mohammad Ali Ahmed Khan, died sp.
  • Hon. Maharaja Khan Bahadur Sir MOHAMMED ALI MOHAMMED
    KHAN,
    Khan Bahadur
    Khan Amirul Omara Saeedul Mulk Muzzafar Jung
    Ghanzanfaru-daula
    1902/1931,
    born May 1879 in Amrota, Sitapur District, K.C.S.I.
    [cr.1922], C.S.I.
    [cr.1921],
    K.C.I.E. [cr.1909]; first Indian home member in U.P.
    and
    First Vice Chancellor of Muslim University, Aligarh;
    married 1stly,
    1906, and had issue, five children.
    He died
    23rd March
    1931.

    • Maharajkumari Bibi Baqar-un-Nisa
    • Maharajkumari Bibi Sadiq-un-Nisa
    • Nawab Raja MOHAMMAD AMIR AHMED KHAN, Khan Bahadur
      Khan
      Amirul
      Omara
      Saeedul Mulk
      Muzzafar Jung Ghanzanfaru-daula (qv)
    • Maharajkumar Mohammed Amir Haider
      Khan, married Maharajkumar Rani Kaniz Ali, and had
      issue.

      • Shri Mohammad Amir Kazim Khan, born 29th
        February
        1936 in Mahmudabad, educated at London University,
        B.A. (Hons.) in
        History, (1969) and M.Sc. (Politics and
        Sociology), 1979; Councillor, London Borough of
        Islington 1982/1986;
        Vice-Chair, Race
        Relations sub-Committee; ILEA Teacher Research
        Fellow, Institute of
        Education 1982/1986; married 22nd September 2000
        in London, U.K., Anita
        Khan, and has issue.

        • Yumna Zahra Nadezhda Khan
    • Maharajkumar Mohammed Mahmud Hasan Khan (by second
      wife),
      born 12th December 1921, he was granted the estate
      of Basaha; he
      married Kunwar Rani Razia
      Sultan Begum [Razia Shahzadi], daughter of Nawab
      Sajid Yar Jung
      Bahadur, and had issue.

      • Rajkumar Mohammed Amir Naqi Khan, Zamindar of
        Basaha;
        Member, Board of Trustees, Shia College, Lucknow;
        Life member of
        Anjuman-e-Wazifa Saddat Momineen; Member, Kathak
        Acharya Lachchu
        Maharaj Janmotsav Ayojan Samiti; Founder Director
        Lachchu Maharaj
        Ballet Centre, U.P.; Member of U.P Tourism Policy
        and Planning
        Cell; married
        Kunwar Rani Kulsum Begum, daughter of Mirza Jawad
        Ali Baig, and grand
        daughter of the Late Nawab Raza Yar Jung of
        Hyderabad (and niece of Salar Jung III), and has
        issue. (Iqbal Manzil Palace, Wazir Ganj,
        Lucknow, U.P., India)

        • Kunwar Hussain Abbas Khan
        • Kumari Maliha Khan
        • Kumari Sakina Khan
    • Nawab Raja MOHAMMAD AMIR AHMED KHAN, Khan Bahadur
      Khan
      Amirul
      Omara
      Saeedul Mulk
      Muzzafar Jung Ghanzanfaru-daula 1931/1973, born 5th
      November 1914,
      educated
      at Lucknow and then in England, he formed the All
      India Muslim Students
      Federation in 1937, served as Honorary Treasurer of
      the Muslim League
      for
      several years, placing all his wealth at its disposal.
      He migrated to
      Iraq in 1947 after Independence and later to Pakistan
      in 1957, but was
      disillusioned by the political turmoil there; he
      travelled initially
      throughout the Middle East and later migrated to the
      UK, settling down
      in London where he remained Director of the Islamic
      Culture Centre from
      1968 till his death in 1973; he was an accomplished
      poet in Urdu and
      Farsi; he married in 1928,
      Rani Kaniz Abdi Saheba of Bellehra (collateral branch
      of the Mahmudabad
      Royal Family),
      and had issue. He died 14th October 1973 in London and
      was buried at
      Mashhad
      in Iran. (Mahmudabad House, Clifton Road,
      Karachi, Pakistan)

      • Rajkumari Amatul Husain Imam
      • Rajkumari Rabab Mehdi
      • Nawab Raja MOHAMMED AMIR MOHAMMED KHAN, Khan
        Bahadur Khan
        Amirul Omara Saeedul
        Mulk Muzzafar Jung Ghanzanfaru-daula (qv)
  • Nawab Raja MOHAMMED AMIR MOHAMMED KHAN, Khan Bahadur
    Khan
    Amirul Omara Saeedul
    Mulk Muzzafar Jung Ghanzanfaru-daula (see above)

OTHER MEMBERS:

  • Raja KAZIM ALI KHAN, Raja of Bellehra, married and
    had
    issue.

    • Rajkumar Habib Ali Khan, born 1894 in Bellehra,
      married
      1929 in Lucknow, Munir Fatima, and had issue.

      • Kunwar Mohammed Raza Kazim
      • Kunwar Abul-Hasan Kazim
      • Kunwar Baqir Kazim

 

 

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