DUJANA (Princely State)


Area: 259.0 kmē Privy Purse: 34,000Rs Accession: 3rd March 1948
STATE: Haryana Dynasty: Yusufzai Pathan Religion: Muslim
Population: 24,174 (1931) rEvENue: Rs77,170




Present Ruler: VACANT in 1970 (Dujana, Rohtak, Punjab, India)
Predecessors and Short History: The state was founded in 1806 by a Abdus Samad Khan , a scion of a branch of the Yusufzai Pathans of Jhajjar, whose ancestors came from Buner and settled near Jhajjar at the end of the 14th century. The state ranked 19th in the Panjab Darbar (1918). The Nawab maintains a military force of 25 cavalry and 140 infantry (1892). Rulers were....
  1. Nawab ABDUS SAMAD KHAN, 1st Nawab of Dujana 1806/1825, born 1764, still as a youth, he took service as Rasaldar under Bhaji Rao, the Peshwa, rising eventually to high command of the Maratha troops, which assisted Lord Lake in his campaign against Sindia, and he ultimately joined Lord Lake's force as a Shashsadi (Commander of Six Hundred Men), and from him he obtained the grant of large estates as a reward for services rendered, the tenure was made hereditary, and other territories added, by a sanad dated 4th May 1806; married and had issue. He died 1825.
    • Nawabzada Ghulam Muhammed Khan, married and had issue. He died vp.
      • Sahibzada Muhammed Amir Khan, married and had issue.
        • Sahibzada Ibrahim Khan, married and had issue.
          • Sahibzada Muhammed Imtiaz Ali
        • Sahibzada Ismail Khan
        • Sahibzada Abdullah Khan
    • Nawab Muhammed Donde Khera Khan (qv)

  2. Nawab MUHAMMED DONDE KHERA KHAN, 2nd Nawab of Dujana 1825/1850, married and had issue. He died 1850.
    • Nawab Hasan Ali Khan (qv)
    • Nawabzada Sher Khan, born 1826, died 1878.
    • Nawabzada Shamsher Khan, born 1829, married and had issue. He died 1898.
      • Sahibzada Ahmad Ali Khan
      • Sahibzada Arshad Ali Khan
      • Sahibzada Ajaz Ali Khan
      • Sahibzada Ashrat Ali Khan

  3. Nawab HASAN ALI KHAN, 3rd Nawab of Dujana 1850/1867, married and had issue. He died 1867.
    • Nawab Muhammed Saadat Ali Khan (qv)
    • Nawabzada Muhammed Najabat Ali Khan, born 1849, married and had issue. He died 1899.
      • Sahibzada Muhammed Khurshid Ali Khan, he succeeded as Jalaluddin Nawab Muhammed Khurshid Ali Khan Bahadur Mustaqil-i-Jan, 8th Nawab of Dujana (qv)
      • Sahibzada Muhammed Jamshid Ali Khan, born 1888, married and had issue.
        • Sahibzada Muhammed Kishwar Ali Khan, born 1916, married and had issue.
          • Sahibzada Muhammed Gohar Ali Khan, born 1934.
        • Sahibzada Muhammed Sikander Ali Khan, born 1925.
        • Sahibzada Muhammed Ghazanfar Ali Khan, born 1927.
        • Sahibzada Muhammed Anwar Ali Khan, he died 1930.
        • Sahibzada Muhammed Dilawar Ali Khan, born 1933.
        • Sahibzada Muhammed Tahawar Ali Khan, born 1935.

  4. Nawab MUHAMMED SAADAT ALI KHAN, 4th Nawab of Dujana 1867/1879, born 1840, married and had issue. He died 15th October 1879 (#1).
    • Jalaluddin Nawab Muhammed Mumtaz Ali Khan Bahadur Mustaqil-i-Jan (qv)

  5. Jalaluddin Nawab MUHAMMED MUMTAZ ALI KHAN Bahadur Mustaqil-i-Jan, 5th Nawab of Dujana 1879/1908, born 1864 (#1). He died sp in 1908.

  6. Jalaluddin Nawab MUHAMMED KHURSHID ALI KHAN Bahadur Mustaqil-i-Jan C.B.E., C.I.E., 8th Nawab of Dujana 1908/1925, born 3rd November 1883, he succeeded his cousin to the musnaid on 21st June 1908; he was made a C.B.E. in 1919 and a C.I.E. in 1921; married and had issue. He died 1925.
    • Nawabzada Muhammed Aftab Ali Khan, he died 1905.
    • Nawabzada Muhammed Iftikhar Ali Khan, born 5th February 1910 (#3 p.1), Heir-Apparent, he died 1917.
    • Jalaluddaula Nawab Muhammed Iqtidar Ali Khan Bahadur Mustaqil-i-Jan (qv)

  7. Jalaluddaula Nawab MUHAMMED IQTIDAR ALI KHAN Bahadur Mustaqil-i-Jan, 7th Nawab of Dujana 1925/19xx, born 20th November 1912 and succeeded to the musnaid on 21st July 1925 (#2), and was formally installed as Nawab in January 1926; educated initially at Aitchison College, Lahore then privately by an English tutor, Captain R. Ambler; he was invested with full ruling powers by the Governor of the Punjab in November 1934; married and had issue. He died before 1970.
    • Nawabzada Muhammed Waqir Ali Khan, born 1935.
1. "The Golden Book of India"; LETHBRIDGE, Roper, MacMillan & Co., 1893 , p.127
2. "Indian Annual Register" , N. N. Nitra, Calcutta 1945
3. Ruling Princes and Chiefs, Notables and Principal Officials of the Punjab Native States. First edition. Lahore: Printed by the Superintendent, Government Printing, Punjab, 1918.