|PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY:
The family was founded by a Door-Keeper (Babi) to the
Mughal Emperor in the 17th century. A Second Class state
in the Rewa Kantha agency. The family of the chief of this
State had descended from Sardar Mahamad Khan, fourth in
descent from Sher Khan Babi I who was made "Babi" (Door
keeper) of the Imperial Court. Sher Khan was subsequently
commandant of the Koli district of Chunwal to the
northwest of Ahmedabad. The rulers were....
- Nawab Babi MUHAMMED KHANJI,
1st Nawab of Balasinor 1761/-; married and had issue.
- Nawab Babi Jamiyatkhanji II Muhammed Khanji (qv)
- Nawabzadi (name
unknown), married Naver Khanji of Cambai,
and had issue.
- Nawab Babi Abid Khanji Naverkhanji (qv)
- Nawab Babi Idal Khanji Naverkhanji [aka
Nawab Babi JAMIYAT KHANJI II
MUHAMMED KHANJI, 2nd Nawab of Balasinor;
married and had issue.
- Nawab Babi Salabatkhanji I Jamiyatkhanji (qv)
Nawab Babi SALABAT KHANJI I JAMIYAT
KHANJI, 3rd Nawab of Balasinor -/1820, died
Nawab Babi ABID KHANJI, 4th
Nawab of Balasinor 1820/1822 (deposed), he was
succeeded by his brother.
Nawab Babi IDAL KHANJI, 5th Nawab of
Balasinor 1822/1831, married and had issue. He died in
- Nawab Babi Zorawar Khanji Idalkhanji (qv)
- Nawabzada Badar Khanji Idalkhanji [aka
Bahadurkhanji], married and had issue.
- Khan Shri Mohobatkhanji Badarkhanji, born 4th
January 1856 (#3 p.45),
married and has issue, three sons.
Nawab Babi ZORAWAR KHANJI IDALKHANJI,
6th Nawab of Balasinor 1831/1882, born 1826, his name
is held in respectful memory by his subjects for his
remarkable kindness and generosity, married 1stly,
Bibi Sardar Bakta, daughter of his paternal uncle,
Abad Khan, married 2ndly, Chand Bibi, daughter of
Ghanchi in Balasinor, married 3rdly, Gajinbaksh from
Baroda, and had issue. He died in November 1882.
- Nawab Babi Munawarkhanji Zorawarkhanji (qv)
- Nawabzadi Dosi Bibi, born 1865.
- Nawabzada Budhu Mia Zorawarkhanji, born 1870.
Nawab Babi MUNAWAR KHANJI ZORAWAR
KHANJI, 7th Nawab of Balasinor 1882/1899,
born 1846 (1847), succeeded November 1882 (#1), in
1890 a Sanad (No. CL) was conferred upon him
guaranteeing him succession to his family according to
Muhammadan law, in the event of the failure of a
natural heir; married and had issue. He died 24th
- HH Nawab Babi Jamitaykhanji II Munawarkhanji (qv)
HH Nawab Babi JAMIYAT KHANJI II MUNAWAR
KHANJI, 8th Nawab of Balasinor 1899/1945,
born 10th November 1894 (#3
p.44), educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot
and with the Imperial Cadet Corps, Dehra Dun; he was
installed and invested with full ruling powers on 31st
December 1915 (#3 p.45);
he was excessively devoted to dramas, towards which he
spent a major portion of his time; he married and had
issue. He died 2nd February 1945 in Baroda (#2).
- HH Nawab Babi Shri Muhammed Salabat Khanji II
Sahib Bahadur (qv)
HH Nawab Babi Shri
SALABAT KHANJI II Sahib Bahadur, 9th Nawab of Balasinor