PATAUDI

 

PATAUDI (Princely State)

 

AREA: 137 km2 PRIVY PURSE: 48,000Rs ACCESSION: 7th April 1948
STATE: Haryana DYNASTY: Barench RELIGION: Muslim
POPULATION: 17,847 (1892) REVENUE: 310,000Rs

 

 

PRESENT RULER: Nawab SAIF
ALI KHAN
, 10th Nawab of Pataudi since 22nd September 2011.born 16th August
1970 in New Delhi, educated at
the Lawrence School, Sanawar, at Lockers Park Prep School in
Hertfordshire and at Winchester College, Winchester, England; a popular
and successful
Bollywood actor who made his acting debut in the 1992 film Parampara, has won many film
awards, including the Filmfare Best Debut Award for Aashiq Awara in 1993, through to
the National Film Award for Best Actor for Hum Tum in 2005; he is the
founder-owner of his production company, Illuminati Films; recipient of
the Padma Shri Award in 2010; married October
1991 (sep’d. 2004), Amrita Singh,
born 9th February 1958, daughter of Sardar Shivinder Singh Virk (see Hadali), and his wife, Rukhsana Sultana, a
political activist during the Emergency Era; Amrita made her Bollywood
debut in 1983 with Betaab, a
highly successful film, followed up by a number of other successful
roles, retiring in 1993 to concentrate on her family life; and has
issue, one son and one daughter.

  • Nawabzadi Sarah Ali Khan, born 12th September 1994.
  • Nawabzada Ibrahim Ali Khan, born March 2001.

 

 

PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY:
Pataudi was ruled by Barench clan which had control of
territory between Kandahar and Pishin, about 1000 years ago. Salamat
Khan came to India in 1480 and was responsible for subduing Mewati
uprising and ruled over Bala Hisar. General Lake, in 1806, granted
Fa’iz Talab Khan, the Pataudi Ilaka in perpetual jagir, with full
judicial and revenue powers.
The rulers were…

    1. Nawab FA’IZ TALAB KHAN, 1st Nawab of Pataudi
      1804/1829, married the sister of
      Najabat Ali
      Khan, Nawab of
      Jhajjar, and had issue. He died 1827 or 1829.

      • Nawab Muhammed Akbar Ali Khan (qv)

 

    1. Nawab MUHAMMED AKBAR ALI KHAN, 2nd Nawab of Pataudi
      1829/1862, married and had
      issue. He died 3rd March 1862.

      • Nawab Muhammed Taqi Ali Khan (qv)
      • Nawabzada Inayat Ali Khan, married and had
        issue.

        • Sahibzada Muhammed Hasan Khan
        • Sahibzada Ahmad Hasan Khan
      • Nawabzada Sadiq Khan, married and had
        issue.

        • Sahibzada Habib-ul-Rahman Khan
      • Nawabzada Jafar Ali Khan, married and had
        issue.

        • Sahibzada Muazam Ali Khan
        • Sahibzada Wasiat Ali Khan
      • Nawabzada Mirza Asghar Ali Khan

 

    1. Nawab MUHAMMED TAQI ALI KHAN [Muhammed Naqi Ali
      Khan], 3rd Nawab of Pataudi
      1862/1867, married and had
      issue. He died 1862 or 1867?

      • Nawab Muhammed Mukhtar Husain Ali Khan (qv)

 

    1. Nawab MUHAMMED MUKHTAR HUSAIN ALI KHAN, 4th Nawab of
      Pataudi 1867/1878,
      born 1856, married a granddaughter of Nawab Najabat Ali Khan of
      Jhajjar,
      and had issue. He died
      1878.

      • Nawab Muhammed Mumtaz Husain Ali Khan Bahadur (qv)
      • Nawab Muhammed Muzaffar Ali Khan (qv)

 

    1. Nawab MUHAMMED MUMTAZ HUSAIN ALI KHAN Bahadur, 5th
      Nawab of Pataudi 1878/1898,
      born 1874,
      educated at Aitchison College, Lahore; succeeded
      30th March 1878 (#1).

 

    1. Nawab MUHAMMED MUZAFFAR ALI KHAN, 6th Nawab of
      Pataudi 1898/1913, married and had
      issue.

      • Nawab Muhammed Ibrahim Ali Khan (qv)

 

    1. Nawab MUHAMMED IBRAHIM ALI KHAN, 7th Nawab of Pataudi
      1913/1917, married
      Sahibzadi Shaher Bano, daughter of HH
      Al-Haj Nawab Mirza Sir Amiruddin Ahmed Khan Bahadur of Loharu, and his wife, Akhtaree Begum, and
      had
      issue. He
      died
      30th November 1917.

      • Nawab Muhammed
        Iftikhar Ali Khan (see below)
      • Maj.-Gen. H.E. Nawabzada Muhammed Sher Ali Khan HJ, born
        13th
        May 1913 in
        Pataudi (#2),
        educated at Aitchison Chief’s College, Lahore; the Prince of Wale’s
        Royal
        Indian Military College, Dehra Dun and Royal Military College,
        Sandhurst.
        He was commissioned into the 7th Light Cavalry in 1933, he subsequently
        commanded the First battalion of the First Punjab Regiment during the
        Second
        World War, following this he served as the Defence Attache of the
        Indian
        Armed Forces in Washington DC. He commanded the Parachute Brigade
        during
        the 1948-49 Kashmir War in which action he was awarded the Hilal-i-Jurat.
        He
        was
        appointed
        Adjutant General of the Pakistan Army and later served
        as the Chief of the General Staff. In 1958 he was appointed Pakistan’s
        High Commissioner to Malaysia and in 1963 as Pakistan’s Ambassador to
        Yugoslavia
        with concurrent accreditation to Bulgaria. He served as Federal
        Minister
        for Information 1967/1969 and National Affairs 1969/1971. He was a
        member
        of Pakistan’s Polo team for many years, Captain of the all Malaysia
        Polo
        team for six years and President of the Malayan Polo Association
        1959/1963.
        He also established the Djakarta Riding/Saddle club and was its first
        elected
        President. He taught briefly at Aitchison Chiefs’ college and was also
        Vice Chairman of its Board of Governors. He was the Co-founder and
        Chairman
        of the governing body of Vigar-un-Nisa Women’s College at Rawalpindi.
        He
        was the Author of several books and the recipient of the highest civil
        awards from governments in Malaysia, Yugoslavia and Indonesia, and was
        a Dato of the State of Pahang in Malaysia; he married 1stly,
        Nawabzadi Jahanara Begum, born 1915, daughter of Nawab
        Abdus
        Samad Khan of
        Najibabad,
        and his wife, Sahibzadi Aliya Sultan Begum,  married 2ndly, Begum
        Silvat
        Sher Ali Khan Pataudi, daughter of Mian Ghulam Mueenuddin of Loharu,
        and had issue, four sons and a
        daughter.
        He 29th May 2002 at Lahore, Pakistan. (Sher Manzil, 6,
        Lawrence
        Road,
        Lahore, Pakistan)

        • Major General Sahibzada Isfandiyar Ali Pataudi,
          Commander of the
          26th Mechanized Division of the Pakistan Army.
      • Nawabzadi (name unknown) Begum Saheba, married
        Nawabzada Capt. Maqbul Hussain Khan
        Qureshi, born
        1903,
        died 31st May 1935 in the Quetta earthquake, and had issue.

 

    1. Nawab MUHAMMED IFTIKHAR ALI KHAN. 8th Nawab of
      Pataudi 1917/1952, born 17th March
      1910 at Pataudi House in Delhi, succeeded
      30th November 1917, Investiture was 10th December 1931, educated at
      Aitchison
      Chiefs’ College, Lahore and Balliol College, Oxford winning “blues” for
      both cricket and hockey, a right hand batsman and Test cricketer with
      the unique distinction of playing in Tests for both England (debut in
      1932) and India (debut in 1946), he eventually retired due to ill
      health with a Test high score of 102 and First Class high score of 238
      not out; he was also a fine hockey and billiards player and an
      accomplished
      speaker; after independence, he was employed in the Indian
      Foreign Office till 1952; married in 1938, HH Nawab Begum Sajjida
      Sultaan, second daughter of Col. HH Nawab Hamidullah Khan
      of Bhopal, and his first wife, HH
      Maimuna Sultan Shah Banu Begum Sahiba, and had issue. He died 5th
      January
      1952 in New Delhi.

      • Nawab Muhammed Mansur Ali Khan (qv)
      • Nawabzadi Saleha Sultaan Begum Saheba, born 15th January
        1940, married
        Nawab Bashir Yar Jung of the Paigah family, and has issue.

        • Nawabzada Saad Bin Jung, born 26th October 1960
          in Delhi.
      • Nawabzadi Qudsia Sultaan Begum Saheba
      • Nawabzadi Sabiha Sultaan Begum Saheba.

 

    1. Nawab
      MUHAMMED
      MANSUR ALI KHAN
      , 9th Nawab of Pataudi 1952/2011, born 5th January
      1941 in Bhopal, succeeded his father on 5th January 1952, educated at
      Welham Boys’
      School in Dehradun, Lockers Park Prep School in Hertfordshire,
      Winchester College, and Balliol College, Oxford; former captain of the
      Indian cricket team 1962/1970, he played in 46 Test matches for India
      between 1961 and 1975 as a right-hand batsman with a high score of
      203 not out and a Test batting average at 34.91; his father also was
      Captain of the Indian Cricket Team, a rare distinction in Test cricket;
      recipient of
      the Arjuna Award in 1964 and the Padma Shri in 1967; married
      27th
      December 1968 at Calcutta, Sharmila Tagore, born 8th December 1944 in
      Hyderabad,
      she
      took the name of Ayesha Sultaan on her conversion; an actress who made
      her debut in the 1959 film Apur
      Sansar
      , she heads the Indian Film Censor Board from April 2005,
      she was chosen as an UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in December 2005, she
      has won the following awards, Filmfare Best Actress Award in 1969 (Aradhana), National Film Award for
      Best Actress in 1976 (Mausam),
      Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 1997, Star Screen Lifetime
      Achievement Award in 2003; and had issue, one son and two daughters. He
      died of respiratory failure on 22nd September 2011 at the Sir Ganga Ram
      Hospital in New Delhi, and was buried in Pataudi.

      • Nawabzada
        Saif Ali Khan, he succeeded as Nawab Saif Ali Khan (qv)
      • Nawabzadi
        Saba Ali Khan (Photo), born 1976,
        Jewellry designer, educated at the British
        School
        in Delhi and studied advertising from the Delhi college of Arts, worked
        in the advertising agency, Lintas, for a couple of months, studied at
        the
        Gemological Institute of America from 1997.
      • Nawabzadi Soha Ali Khan (Photo),
        born
        4th October 1978 in New Delhi; educated at The British School in
        New Delhi, then studied
        History at Balliol College, Oxford University and has a Masters in
        International Relations from the London School of Economics and
        Political Sciences; she worked for the Ford
        Foundation and Citibank and served on the Advisory Board for a
        new project of the public entrepreneur group, Res Publica. She has also
        recently modeled for the spring-summer collection of Globus, an Indian
        chain of boutique. She made her acting debut with the Bollywood
        production Dil Maange More
        (2004).

 

  1. Nawab SAIF ALI KHAN, 10th Nawab of Pataudi (see
    above)

OTHER MEMBERS: 

  • Two Princesses of Pataudi, married Nawab Sir Shah Nawaz
    Khan of Mamdot
    1883-1942.

 

 

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