MURSHIDABAD

MURSHIDABAD (Zamindari)

 

 

AREA: xx km2 REVENUE: xx ACCESSION: 
STATE: Bengal DYNASTY:  RELIGION: Muslim

 

PRESENT REPRESENTATIVE: 

 

 

PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: see
BENGAL, BIHAR and ORISSA

    • HH Nawab Nazim Mutizum-ul-Mulk
      Muhsinuddaula Feradun
      Jah Syed MANSUR ALI KHAN Bahadur Nasirat Jang
      , Nawab of Murshidabad
      1838/1880
      (abdicated),
      born October 1830, last Nawab Nazim of Bengal, Bihar and Orissa, upon
      his
      abdication he received the lesser title of Nawab Bahadur and was denied
      the use of the qualification of His Highness, married Shams-i-Jehan
      Begum,
      Gaddinashin Begum of Bengal, Bihar and Orissa, died 1905; two
      concubines,
      Malika Zamani and Shah-un nisa, were elevated to the status of wives
      after
      investigation by the British Authorities, in England he ‘married’ a
      further
      two wives, Sarah Vennell and Julia Lewis, and had issue, over 100
      children,
      most by informal liaisons. He died 1884.

      • 1. Ihtisham-ul-Mulk Raisuddaula Amir-ul-Umara Nawab Sir
        Syed Hassan Ali
        Khan Bahadur Mahabat Jang (by Hasina, an Abyssinian concubine, later
        renamed,
        Gati Afroz Mahal and Mehr Leka Begum) (qv)
      • 2. Syed Hussain Ali Meerza, Mujlah Huzur.
      • 3. Syed Mahomed Taki Meerza, Syed Amir Saheb. He died
        before 1902.
      • 4. Syed Assad Ali Meerza,Subah Saheb.
      • 5. Syed Vahed Ali Meerza, Nawab Jan Saheb.
      • 6. Syed Nasir Ali Meerza, Chotu Saheb.
      • 7. Khurshaid Qader Syed Iskander Ali Mirza, Sultan Saheb
        (by the
        Gaddinashin
        Begum),  married and had issue. He died before 1902. see BENGAL,
        BIHAR and ORISSA
      • 8. Syed Khakan Meerza, Budhan Saheb.
      • 9. Syed Bahram Meerza. He died before 1902.
      • 10.Syed Farhad Meerza, Farhad Saheb.
      • 11.Syed Kaikaus Meerza (died of cholera before 1902).
      • 12. Syed Anjum Qader Syed Dawood Meerza, and had issue.
        He died
        before 1902.

        • Syed Sadiq Ali Meerza
        • Syed Fateh Ali Meerza
        • Syed Wasif Ali Meerza [alias Pyara Sahib], married
          Latif-un nisa Begum,
          daughter of Syed Mohammad Ali, Nawab of Raj Mehal, and had issue.

          • Syed Rahmat Ali Meerza [alias Mohammad Jah], married
            and had issue.
          • Syed Arif Ali Meerza [alias Ahmad Jah], married Syeda
            Razia Begum
            Rizvi,
            and had issue.

            • Syed Mohammad Ali Meerza, born 30th June 1946 (#2)
              in Murshidabad, West Bengal, primarily educated at Nawab Bahadur
              Instituition
              Murshidabad (Primary, Secondary and Higher Secondary) 1953/1963
              completing
              higher secondary education with science, migrated to Dacca in East
              Pakistan
              in January 1965, admitted for HSC / Intermediate in Commerce 1965/1969
              and graduated in Commerce from Quaid-eazam College, University of Dacca
              in 1969 and joined the PIA sales department (Reservation,Ticketing and
              Tariff Department) on 11th May 1970, transferred to Lahore during July
              1970 after completing the basics sales course with outstanding results,
              standing second in the merit list. Since then has settled in Lahore,
              presently
              working as Local Trainer, married 30th September 1971 in Lahore,
              Pakistan,
              Syeda Iqbal Fatima Rizvi, and has issue, six children.

              • Syed Taqui Abbas Meerza, born 25th July 1972,
                married Syeda Sanober
                Zehra,
                and has issue, four children.

                • Syeda Muskan Zehra
                • Syeda Anma Batool
                • Syed Mohammad Raza
                • Syed Eman Zehra
              • Syed Askari Abbas Meerza, born 29th November
                1973, married Syeda Saima
                Dilawar, from the family of Syed Kaikaus Meerza, and has issue.

                • Syed Ali Raza
              • Syed Mehdi Abbas Meerza, born 26th May 1975,
                married to Syeda Sumaira
                Bokhari
                [alias Faiza].
              • Syed Zaman Abbas Meerza, born 2nd October 1976.
              • Syeda Tehseen Fatima Meerza, married Syed Hassam
                Masood Rizvi, and has
                issue, two children.

                • Syed Khazir Mehdi
                • Syeda Kayinat Zehra
              • Syeda Kaukab Zehra Meerza
          • Syeda Falak-ara Begum, married Syed Wali Hassan, and
            had issue.
          • Syeda Sayyara Begum, married Syed Hamiat Hussain, and
            had issue.
        • Syed Nisar Ali Meerza, married and had issue.
          • Syeda Qamar Taj Ara Begum, married Syed Asad Ali
            Meerza, and had issue (see below)
        • Syed Haider Ali Meerza
        • Syed Wasi Ali Meerza, married and had issue.
          • Syed Asad Ali Meerza, married Syeda Qamar Taj Ara
            Begum, daughter of Syed Nisar Ali Meerza, and had issue.

            • Syed Ali Meerza, married Farhat un-Nissa Begum, and
              had issue, twelve children, five sons and seven daughters. He died 1971.

              • Syeda Afaque Hassan, married Syed Hassan Nawab
                (son of Syed Ehsan Ali Meerza, son of Syed Khusro Meerza of the family
                of Nawab Syed Hussein Ali Meerza Najhlay Huzoor), and has issue, two
                sons and four daughters.
              • Syeda Anees Qasim, married Syed Mohammad Qasim
                Ali Meerza (son of Syed Mohammad Ali Meerza of the Raj Mahal branch),
                and has issue, two sons and two daughters.
              • Syeda Nargis Mahmood, married Syed Mahmood Ali
                Meerza of the Nizamat family, and had adoptive issue, a daughter.
              • Syed Aslam Ali Meerza, married Syeda Ishrat
                Aslam, daughter of Syed Munawar Ali Meerza (son of Syed Mujawer Ali
                Meerza of the Raj Mahal branch), and has issue, three sons and four
                daughters.

                • Syeda Farah Ali, married Syed Muhammad Ali of
                  the Raj Mahal branch.
                • Syeda Naz Adnan, married outside the family.
                • Syeda Kiran Aslam
                • Syeda Ainy Aslam
                • Syed Asim Ali, married Syeda Shazia Asim,
                  daughter oof Syed Hassan Nawab of the Majhlay Huzoor Family, and has
                  issue, two sons and one daughter.
                • Syed Sohail Ali, married outside the Nizamat
                  Family, and has issue, two children.
                • Syed Navaid Ali, married outside the Nizamat
                  family.
              • Syed Saleem Ali Meerza, died unmarried in 1971.
              • Syed Tasneem Ali Meerza, married Syeda Jabeen
                Tasneem, daughter of Syed Nazim Ali Meerza (son of Syed Khurshid Ali
                Meera, son of Syed Kaukas Ali Meerza, and has issue, four sons and one
                daughter.

                • Syed Ghulam Abbas
                • Syed Ali Abbas
                • Syed Hassan Abbas
                • Syed Hussein Abbas
                • Syeda Sakina Tasneem, married Syed Abul Hassan
                  of the Kaukas Meerza branch.
              • Syeda Tanweer Yassen, married Syed Yassen Ali
                (son of Syed Nazim Ali Meerza, son of Syed Khurshid Ali Meerza, son of
                Syed Kaukas Ali Meerza, and has issue, one son and two daughters.
              • Syeda Rana Shabbir, married Shabbir Hussein, and
                has issue, one son and one daughter.
              • Syed Naseem Ali Meerza, married Syeda Naheed
                Naseem, daughter of Syed Nasir Ali Boga, and has issue, three sons.

                • Syed Aun Ali
                • Syed Daniyal Ali
                • Syed Muhammad Asghar Ali
              • Syeda Mussarat Habib, married Habib Ali Baig.
              • Syed Nadeem Ali Meerza, born
                31st December 1966
                in Rajshahi, Bangladesh; educated at Karachi University (B.Com.) and at
                Institute of Business Administration, Karachi (M.B.A.); married 15th
                March 1995 in Karachi, Syeda Naureen
                Nadeem, daughter of Syed Mehtab Ali Meerza (son of Syed Mujawer Ali
                Meerza of the Raj Mahal branch, see below), and has
                issue, one son and one
                daughter.

                • Syed Komail Abbas, born 1995.
                • Syeda Maham Nadeem, born 2000.
              • Syeda Torannum Raza, married (outside of Nizamat
                family), Syed Raza Ali, and has issue, one son.
            • Syeda Begum, married Syed Mehtab Ali Meerza, son of
              Syed
              Mujawer Ali Meerza (son of Syed Suleman Ali Meerza of Raj Mahal
              Branch), and
              had issue, children, four sons and four daughters.

              • Syeda Yasmeen Kabir, married Syed Kabir
                Hassan,
                son of Syed Safder Ali Meerza (son of Syed Khusro Meerza, family of
                Syed
                Hussein Ali Meerza Majhlay Huzoor), and had issue, three children, two
                sons and one daughter.

 

                • Syed Ali Kabir

 

                • Syed Asad Kabir

 

                • Syeda Batool Imran, married outside the
                  Nizamat
                  family, and has issue, one daughter.

 

                  • Enaya Imran

 

 

 

              • Syed Mujahid Ali Meerza, married outside
                the
                Nizamat family, and has issue, one daughter..

 

                • Samana Mujahid

 

 

              • Syeda Nasreen Shaukat, married outside the
                Nizamat family (Khoja family).

 

              • Syeda Jabeen Asad, married Syed Intizar
                Mehdi
                (outside the Nizamat family), and has issue, one daughter.

 

                • Huriya Asad

 

 

              • Syed Yousof Raza, married Syeda Shahla
                Yousuf of
                the Majhlay Hazoor Family, and has issue, three children, two sons and
                one daughter.

 

                • Syeda Sukaina Raza

 

                • Syed Abbass Raza

 

                • Syeda Farwa Raza

 

 

              • Syed Mehdi Ali, married Farha Mehdi
                (outside the
                Nizamat family), and has issue, three children, two sons and one
                daughter.

 

                • Syeda Alisha Mehdi

 

                • Syed Ammar Ali

 

                • Syed Hassan Ali

 

 

              • Syed Mohammad Ali, married Syeda Farha
                Ali,
                daughter of Syed Aslam
                Ali Meerza of the Nawab Anjum Qadar Dawood Meerza branch (see above),
                and has issue, three children, two sons and one daughter.

 

                • Syed Sajjad Ali

 

                • Syed Maisam Ali

 

                • Syeda Ramsha Ali

 

 

              • Syeda Naureen Nadeem,
                married
                Syed Nadeem Ali, son of Syed Ali Meerza of the Nawab Anjum Qadar Dawood
                Meerza branch, and has issue, two children, one son and one daughter
                (see above).

 

          • Syed Abbas Ali Meerza, married Arzoo Begum, and had
            issue, six children, three sons and three daughters.

            • Syed Hassan Abbas, married Syeda Nausheen Abbas,
              daughter of Syed Alim Ali Afsar (son of Syed Khyber Ali Meerza, son of
              Syed Dilawer Ali
              Meerza, son of Syed Suleman Ali Meerza of the Raj Mahal branch), and
              has issue, one daughter.
            • Syed Hussein Abbas
            • Syed Ali Abbas
            • Syeda Rabab Abbas, married outside Nizamat
              Family, and has issue, one son.
            • Syeda Zahra Abbas
            • Syeda Zainab Abbas
      • Syeda Qamar-un-Nisa Begum
      • Syeda Razzia Begum
    • 13.Syed Jaffer Meerza. He died before 1902.
    • 14.Syed Bakr Meerza, Bakr Meerza Saheb.
    • 15.Syed Ali Meerza (in England).
    • 16.Syed Nusrat Ali Meerza (by Sarah), married and had
      issue in Australia.
    • 17.Syed Shoeb Ali Meerza. He died before 1902 in England.
    • 18.Syed Musa Ali Meerza (in England).
    • 19.Syed Hamed Ali Meerza.
    • 1. Syeda Khyrun-nissa alias Ramzani Begum (in Lucknow)
    • 2. Syeda Wahidun-nissa alias Sahebzadi Begum.
    • 3. Syeda Lutfun-nissa alias Chahiti Begum.
    • 4. Syeda Mulkun-nissa alias Hurmuzi Begum (H.H.’s own
      sister) [Hassan
      Ali Meerza]
    • 5. Syeda Hedayutun-nissa alias Hossaini Begum.
    • 6. Syeda Kazmi Begum (H.H.’s sister). [Hassan Ali Meerza]
    • 7. Syeda Azizun-nissa alias Nishani Begum,(Subah Saheb’s
      sister). She
      died
      before 1902.
    • 8. Syeda Wuziri Begum.
    • 9. Syeda Gulshun-un-nissa alias Sakhina Begum. She died
      before 1902.
    • 10. Syeda Kobra Begum.
    • 11. Syeda Shaherbanu alias Suffri Begum, married 1stly
      about 1884, Syed
      Nawab Bahadur Atta Hossain (died 10th November 1892), married 2ndly,
      Meerza
      Mahommed Khan (died 1925), Consulate-General for Persia, and had issue.
      She died 1910.
    • 12. Syeda Nair-un-nissa alias China Begum. She died
      before 1902.
    • 13. Syeda Rokia alias Kali Begum.
    • 14. Syeda Elahi Begum (Daud Meerza’s sister).
    • 15. Syeda Gowhorun-nissa alias Ali Begum.
    • 16. Syeda Afrozun-nissa alias Umal Fatima Begum.
    • 17. Syeda Jowherun-nissa Ladli Begum.
    • 18. Syeda Mariam Begum.
    • 19. Syeda Vahedun-nissa Begum.
    • 20. Syeda Zahura alias Guria Begum.
    • 21. Syeda Razia alias Peari Begum. She died before 1902.
  • Ihtisham-ul-Mulk Raisuddaula
    Amir-ul-Umara Nawab
    Sir Syed HASSAN ALI KHAN Bahadur Mahabat Jang
    , Nawab of Murshidabad
    1880/1906, born
    25th
    August 1846, received the hereditary title of Nawab Bahadur of
    Murshidabad
    by a sanad in 1882, K.C.I.E. [cr.1887], G.C.I.E. [cr.1888],
    married
    Nawab Kulsumunnissa Begum Saheba, and had issue. He died 1906.

    • HH Ihtishamul-Mulk Raisuddaula Amir-ul-Omrah Nawab Asif
      Quadar Sir Syed
      Wasif Ali Mirza Khan Bahadur Mahabat Jang (qv)
    • Iskander Kadr Syed Nasir Ali Meerza, born 15th March 1876
    • Syed Asaf Ali Meerza, born 26th April 1881
    • Syed Yakub Ali Meerza, born 9th June 1883, died 23rd June
      1899.
    • Syed Mohsin Ali Meerza, born 18th November 1885
  • Ihtishamul-Mulk Raisuddaula
    Amir-ul-Omrah Nawab Asif
    Quadar Sir Syed WASIF ALI MIRZA Khan Bahadur Mahabat Jang
    , Nawab of
    Murshidabad
    1906/1959, born 7th January 1875, K.C.S.I. [cr.1910]; K.C.V.O.
    [cr.1912],
    educated
    in India, under private tutors in English, Arabic, Persian, and Urdu;
    and
    in England, at Sherborne, Rugby, and Trinity College, Oxford. Succeeded
    father with hereditary titles of Nawab Bahadur of Murshidabad,
    Amir-ul-Umra,
    1906; has eight times been a Member of Bengal Legislative Council; has
    taken great interest in Municipal matters; was selected to represent
    Bengal
    at King’s Coronation in London; attended Delhi Coronation Durbar of 1st
    January 1902 as a guest of Government of Bengal; as premier noble of
    Bengal
    had the honour of receiving King-Emperor George V in Calcutta; Patron
    of
    the Calcutta Historical Society and Anjuman-e-Musalmanan-e-Bangala;
    founder
    President of the Hindu Muslim Unity Association; is reputed for the
    efficient
    management of his estates and public charities; is also well known for
    his English and Urdu Poems. Recreations: an athlete, keen at all kinds
    of sports; polo, shooting, billiards; married Begum Nadir Jehan and had
    issue. He died 1959.

    • HH Ihtishamul-Mulk Raisuddaula Amir-ul-Omrah Nawab
      Bahadur Syed Waris
      Ali
      Meerza (qv)
    • Syed Fatheyab Ali Meerza, born about 1903.
    • Syed Kazim Ali Meerza, born about 1905.
    • Syed Imran Ali Meerza
    • Syed Sai Ali Meerza
    • Syeda Mummoo Begum, died about 1920.
  • Ihtishamul-Mulk Raisuddaula
    Amir-ul-Omrah Nawab Bahadur
    Syed WARIS ALI MIRZA
    , Nawab of Murshidabad 1959/1969, born 1901,
    married 1stly, Muriel
    Ray, married 2ndly, Moselle Meyer [Begum Zeenat-un-nissa], died 1968 in
    Bengal, and had issue. He died 1969 in Bengal.

    • Syed Wakif Ali Meerza, born 16th February 1923, married
      1stly, Dina
      Lawyer
      [Begum Zebunnissa], married 2ndly, Margaret Evelyn Van Dort [Begum
      Miriam],
      born 18th October 1929, and had issue, one son and two daughters. He
      died 14th May 2008 in Melbourne, Australia.

      • Syeda Nargis Jehan Meerza (by Begum Zebunnissa), born
        15th
        January 1947.
      • Syeda Nadir Jehan Meerza (by Begum
        Miriam), born 16th April
        1959, married
        7th
        October 2000, Paul Thomas Farrell.
      • Syed Wahed Ali Walter Meerza (by Begum
        Miriam), born 29th
        September 1961,
        married
        Beverley Ann Morris and had issue.

        • Vanessa Siobhan Meerza, born 19th July 1994, died
          18th May 2002 in
          Melbourne,
          Australia.
    • Syeda Nigaar Arab, born 1924.
    • Syeda Shajaar Arab, born 1926.
    • Syeda Zebunnissa Meerza, born 1928.
    • Syed Wekar Ali Meerza, born 1930.

1. Arms © Tempus Peregrinator’s Little
Heraldry Clip
Art Book, and Parker’s Glossary of Terms Used in Heraldry

2. The help of James Sinclair is gratefully
acknowledged
2001-2002.

 

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