BAHAWALPUR (Princely State)

(17 gun salute)


AREA: 42,564.06 kmē REVENUE: Rs 1,32,21,656 (1941)
ACCESSION: 14th October 1955
STATE: Pakistan (Punjab Prov.) DYNASTY: Abbasi RELIGION: Muslim
AGENCY: Phulkian States Agency 1903/1913: Bahawalpur Agency 1913/1921: Punjab Agency 1921/1947 POPULATION: 1,375,000 (1941)
REVENUE: Rs 35,63,000 (1939)

PRESENT RULER: HH Nawab Amir SALAH-UD-DIN AHMED ABBASI Rukn-ud-Daula, Nasrat Jang, Saif-ud-Daula, Hafiz-ul-Mulk, Mukia-ud-Daula wa Moin-ud-Daula, Amir-i-Nawab, 15th Amir and Nawab of Bahawalpur since 14th April 1988 (Al-Abbasi, The Sadiq Garh Palace, Bahawalpur City, Pakistan)
born 27th July 1946 at Al-Hilal, Kangra Valley(#1); married HH Nawab Moniba Abbasi Begum, and has issue.
  • Nawabzadi Aneeza Abbasi
  • Nawabzada Bahawal Abbasi
PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: Founded in 1701, the state ranks second in the Punjab Darbar. Merged into Pakistan on 7th October 1947. Rulers were...
  1. Amir BAHADUR KHAN II, Amir of Shikarpur 1690/1702, married and had issue.
    • Amir Muhammad Mubarak Khan I (qv)

  2. Amir MUHAMMAD MUBARAK KHAN I, Amir of Shikarpur 1702/1723, married and had issue.
    • Nawab Amir Sadiq Muhammed Khan I (qv)

  3. Nawab Amir SADIQ MUHAMMED KHAN I, Amir of Shahr Dand 1723/1746, Nawab of Bahalwalpur 1740/1746, Nawab [cr.1740]; married and had issue. He died 11th April 1746.
    • Nawab Amir Muhammed Bahawal Khan I (qv)
    • Nawab Amir Mubarak Khan II (qv)
    • Nawabzada Fateh Muhammed Khan, married and had issue.
      • Nawab Amir Muhammed Bahawal Khan II (qv)
      • Sahibzada Sardar Khan, married and had issue.

  4. Nawab Amir MUHAMMED BAHAWAL KHAN I, Nawab of Bahalwalpur 1746/1750, died 1749/1750.

  5. Nawab Amir MUBARAK KHAN II, Nawab of Bahalwalpur 1750/1772, died 4th June 1772.

  6. Nawab Amir MUHAMMED BAHAWAL KHAN II, Nawab of Bahalwalpur [4.6.1772] - [13.8.1809]; born 1753, married and had issue, seven sons. He died 13th August 1809.
    • Nawabzada Wahid Bakhsh Khan aka Mubariz Khan, died sp in 1809.
    • Nawab Amir Sadiq Muhammed Khan II (qv)
    • Nawabzada Khudayar Khan, died 1811.

  7. Nawab Amir SADIQ MUHAMMED KHAN II, Nawab of Bahalwalpur [13.8.1809] - [17.4.1826], born 1781, Governor of Bahawalpur under the Sikhs; married and had issue. He died 17th April 1826.
    • Nawabzada Rahim Yar Khan, he succeeded as Nawab Amir Muhammed Bahawal Khan III (qv)
    • Nawabzada Azim Yar Khan, married and had issue, two sons.
    • Nawabzada Jafar Khan, married and had issue.

  8. Nawab Amir MUHAMMED BAHAWAL KHAN III, Nawab of Bahalwalpur [17.4.1826] - [19.10.1852], married and had issue, six sons. He died 19th October 1852.
    • Nawabzada Haji Khan, he succeeded as Nawab Amir Fateh Muhammed Khan (qv)
    • Nawabzada Sadat Yar Khan, he succeeded as Nawab Amir Sadiq Muhammed Khan III (qv)
    • Nawabzada Muhammed Khan, married and had issue.
    • Nawabzada Abdullah Khan, married and had issue. He died 1863.

  9. Nawab Amir SADIQ MUHAMMED KHAN III, Nawab of Bahalwalpur [19.10.1852] - [20.2.1853], he was deposed by his brother; he was granted a lifetime pension of 19,200Rs and protection within British Territory, in return for which he relinquished all claim to the throne of Bahawalpur; he soon violated this agreement but was unsuccessful and was imprisoned in Lahore Fort and his allowances stopped until it was felt that he would peacefully comply. He died sp in 1861.

  10. Nawab Amir FATEH MUHAMMED KHAN, Nawab of Bahalwalpur [20.2.1853] - [3.10.1858], he was originally passed over in the succession in favour of his younger brother, but with the help of the Daudputra Sardars, he deposed his brother; married and had issue. He died 3rd October 1858.
    • Nawabzada Rahim Yar Khan, he succeeded as Nawab Amir Muhammed Bahawal Khan IV (qv)
    • Nawabzada Mahabbat Khan, married and had issue, six sons.

    The Begum Sahiba, Regent of Bahawalpur [30.1.1858] - [12.2.1879], she died 12th February 1879.

    Prince Mahabat Khan, Regent of Bahawalpur [12.2.1879] - [28.11.1879] (First time)

  11. Nawab Amir MUHAMMED BAHAWAL KHAN IV, Nawab of Bahalwalpur [30.10.1858] - [25.3.1866], during his reign the Daudputra Sardars rebelled a number of times in 1863, 1865 and 1866, but each time the insurrections were successfully put down; married and had issue. He died 25th March 1866.
    • HH Nawab Amir Sir Sadiq Muhammed Khan IV (qv)
    • Nawabzada Fateh Khan

  12. HH Nawab Amir Sir SADIQ MUHAMMED KHAN IV, Nawab of Bahalwalpur [25.3.1866] - [15.2.1899], born 1862, had issue. He died 15th February 1899.
    • HH Nawab Amir al-Haj Muhammed Bahawal Khan V (qv)
    • Sahibzada Haji Khan Abbasi, had issue.
      • Sahibzada Mansur Ahmad Khan Abbasi, born 1930, had issue.(#2)
        • Sahibzada Saadat Yar Khan Abbasi

    Prince Mahabat Khan, Regent of Bahawalpur [14.2.1899] - [12.11.1903] (Second time)

  13. HH Nawab Amir al-Haj MUHAMMED BAHAWAL KHAN V, Nawab of Bahalwalpur [14.2.1899] - [15.2.1907], born 23rd October 1883, married and had issue. He died 15th February 1907 (#6).
    • General HH al-Haj Nawab Amir Dr. Sir Sadiq Muhammed Khan V Bahadur Rukn-ud-Daula Nusrat-i-Jang Said-ud-Daula Hafiz-ul-Mulk Mukhlis-ud-Daula Muin-ud-Daula (qv)
    • generation
      • Prince Abdul Hamid Abbasi, married (amongst others) (his cousin), a daughter of HH al-Haj Nawab Amir Dr. Sir Sadiq Muhammed Khan V Bahadur, and had issue.
    • generation
      • Col. Prince Majid Abbasi, married (his cousin) (a), a daughter of HH al-Haj Nawab Amir Dr. Sir Sadiq Muhammed Khan V Bahadur, married (b), a Princess of Khairpur.

    Prince Muhammad Khan Abbasi, Regent of Bahawalpur [15.2.1907] - [1916] (First time), born 1884, died 1955.

    Khan Bahadur Sir Rahim Bakhsh Maulvi K.C.I.E., Regent of Bahawalpur in 1916, died 1936.

    Nawab Sir Malik Khuda Bakhsh Khan K.C.I.E., O.B.E., Regent of Bahawalpur in 1916, died 1930.

    Prince Muhammad Khan Abbasi, Regent of Bahawalpur [1916] - [8.3.1924] (Second time), born 1884, died 1955.

  14. HH Nawab Sadiq Muhammed Khan Abbasi
                    (1904-1966)General HH al-Haj Nawab Amir Dr. Sir SADIQ MUHAMMED KHAN V Bahadur Rukn-ud-Daula Nusrat-i-Jang Saif-ud-Daula Hafiz-ul-Mulk Mukhlis-ud-Daula wa Muin-ud-Daula G.C.S.I., G.C.I.E., K.C.V.O., LL.D., Nawab of Bahalwalpur [15.2.1907] - [24.5.1966], born 1904, (#3) educated at Aitchison College, Lahore; he was invested with full ruling powers in March 1924; Member of the Standing Committee of the Indian Chamber of Princes; he was granted a Commission as Honorary Lieutenant in the Indian Army in 1921 and was attached to the 21st King's Own Central India Horse; he was appointed A.D.C. to the Prince of Wales in 1922; gazetted as an Honorary Captain in March 1924, then an Honorary Major in the 21st King's Own Central India Horse in 1932; he was made a K.C.V.O. in 1922, a K.C.S.I. in 1929, a G.C.I.E. in 1931, and a G.C.S.I. 1941, he was conferred with a LL.D. (Honoris Causa) by the Punjab University in 1933; married 1stly, 1921, the daughter of Sahibzada Faiz Muhammed Khan Abbasi, married 2ndly, Linda Sayce, and had issue. He died 24th May 1966 (#7).
    • HH Nawab Amir Muhammed Abbas Ali Khan (qv)
    • H.E. Nawabzada Haroun al-Rashid Khan Abbasi, born 1924, Pakistan's Ambassador to Italy, married (amongst others) (a), 1947 in London, a 16 year old English flower seller named Catherine Scott, married (b), an Italian lady, and had issue.
      • Sahibzada Aziz Khan Abbasi
      • Sahibzada Haroun Khan Abbasi
      • Sahibzadi Terry Abbasi
      • Sahibzadi Robin Abbasi
    • Nawabzada Muhammed Mamun Rashid, born 1924.
    • Nawabzada Muhammed Abdullah Khan, died 1927.
    • Nawabzada Muhammed Mubarak Khan Abbasi [Prince Riki] (by Linda), married 1952, Yvonne Martin.
    • Nawabzada David Khan Abbasi (by Linda)
    • Nawabzadi Therese Abbasi (by Linda)

  15. Brigadier HH Nawab Amir MUHAMMED ABBAS ALI KHAN, Nawab of Bahalwalpur [24.5.1966] - [14.4.1988], born 22nd March 1924 in Sadiqgarh Palace, Bahawalpur Distt.,(#4) married the daughter of Maulvi Shamsuddin, and had issue. He died 14th April 1988.
    • HH Nawab Amir Salah ud-Din Ahmed Abbasi (qv)
    • Nawabzada Fallah ud-din Ahmed Abbasi, Architect, educated at Cornell University, married 23rd March 2000, Shelale Rahim Jan Begum.

  16. HH Nawab Amir SALAH UD-DIN AHMED ABBASI, Nawab of Bahalwalpur (see above)
OTHER MEMBERS:
  • Sahibzada Ghulam Bahauddin Khan Abbasi, had issue.
    • Sahibzada Qadir Baksh Khan Abbasi, born 1898.(#5)
  • Sahibzada Muhammed Daud Khan Abbasi (MPA)
    • Sahibzada Muhammed Usman Khan Abbasi, born 28th May 1954 in Karachi, Pakistan.
  • Sahibzada Farooq Anwar Khan Abbasi fl.1998
The help of John Duncan McMeekin, is gratefully acknowledged, January 2011.
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2. Biographical Encyclopedia of Pakistan, Lahore 1960, p.266
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6."Who Was Who 1897-1915" ; Volume I, London 1920 ; Adam and Charles Black; p.33
7. "Who's Who" 1967, A. & C. Black (Publishers) Limited ; p.27