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JAORA (Princely State)(13 gun salute)Coat of Arms - Jaora

LOCATION: Madhya PradeshAREA: 1,556.59 km² VILLAGES: 346 + 2 towns (1907)POPULATION: 116,738 (1941) RELIGION: Muslim
REVENUE: Rs 15,00,000 (1940) DYNASTY/LINEAGE: Tajak Khel (Afghan) SEAT: xx ACCESSION: 15th June 1948
AGENCY: Malwa Agency 1935-1948 PRIVY PURSE: Rs 1,80,000

PRESENT RULER: HH Asif-ud-Daula Nawab INTESAR ALI KHAN Bahadur Saulat-e-jung, 8th Nawab of Jaora since 7th October 2008.
born 23rd June 1935 in Jaora

PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: Founded in 1808 by Iftakhar-ud-daula Nawab Abdul Gaffor Mohammed Khan, a descendant of the Tajak Khel tribe of Afghanistan. After the battle of Mehidpur he received the territories of Tal, Sanjit, Malhargarh, Mandawal, Barawda and Jaora in 1808.These all then came under the state of Jaora after recognition from the British government through the treaty of Mandsaur on the 6th of January 1817. In 1862, the Government of India, granted a sanad guaranteeing succession to the State according to Muslim Law, in the event of failure of natural heirs. In 1865, the Ruling Prince received permission from the GoI to adopt the title of "Ihtishamud Daulah" and "Firoz Jang". It became customary in the Princely State for the Ruler to assume a distinctive title on his succession to the musnaid, subject to the approval of the Government. Rulers were...
  1. HH Iftakhar-ud-daula Nawab ABDUL GAFFOR MOHAMMED KHAN Bahadur Diler Jung, 1st Nawab of Jaora 1818/1825, born 11th April 1775 at Rampur, son of Abdul Hamid Khan (son of Abdul Majid Khan); he was a brother-in-law of the the Pindari leader, whom he represented at the court of Maharaja of Indore. when Amir Khan left Malwa on his expeditions to Malwa; he received the titles of Nawab and Iftakhar-ud-daula in 1808 and the state of Jaora in 1818 under the 12th Article of the Treaty of Mandsaur, subject to the condition that the Nawab maintain a body of 600 horse; in 1823, this quota of troops was permanently fixed by the British Government at 500 horse, 500 foot and 4 guns; this was later commuted to Hali Rs 1,85,810 and then reduced to Hali Rs1,610,810 in 1859, for loyal services during the Mutiny; married 1stly, 1795 at Rampur, Nawab Musharraf Jahan Begum Sahiba, daughter of Nawab Akhwand Mohammed Ayaz of Tonk, married 2ndly at Jaora, Aulia Begum Sahiba, daughter of Mirza Karim Yar Khan Mughal of Jaora, and had issue, one son and five daughters. He died 9th September 1825 at Jaora and was buried at the old Royal Cemetery, Jaora.

  2. HH
                      Mautashim-ud-daula Nawab Ghaus Mohammed Khan
                      Bahadur Shaukat JungHH Mautashim-ud-daula Nawab GHAUS MOHAMMED KHAN Bahadur Shaukat Jung, 2nd Nawab of 1825/1865, born 1823 at Jaora, succeeded to the gaddi on the death of his father in 1825, educated at Jaora and Indore under the guidance of Col. Borthok, the superintendent of Jaora state and Political agent of Malwa; received full ruling powers in 1840, he was granted the title of His Highness and a permanent gun salute of 13 guns in November 1859 by the Governor General, Lord Kenning; he received a gold plated rifle from the Governor General of India in 1862 as well as sanad (No. XCI), guaranteeing succession to the state, according to Muhammedan Law, in the event of failure of natural heirs; married 1stly, 1837, HH Nawab Auliya Begum Sahiba, died May 1865, daughter of HH Wazir-ud-daula Nawab Haafiz Mohammed Wazeer Khan Bahadur, the Nawab of Tonk, married 2ndly, 1844, Shaukat Zamani Begum Sahiba, niece of Khan Ali Khan (see above), married 3rdly, 1850, Faheem-un-nisa Begum Sahiba, daughter of Kamaal Khan of Jaora, and had issue, one son and three daughters. He died 29th April 1865 and was buried at (Laal Makbara) Jaora.

  3. Maj. HH
                      Ihtasham-ud-daula Nawab MOHAMMED ISMAIL ALI KHAN
                      Bahadur Firoz JungMaj. HH Ihtasham-ud-daula Nawab MOHAMMED ISMAIL KHAN Bahadur Firoz Jung, 3rd Nawab of Jaora 1865/1895, born 1855, he succeeded his father at the age of 10 on 30th April 1865 (#1) and received full ruling powers in 1874 from Col. Sir Henry Daly; educated at Jaora and Indore under the guidance ofMr.Wilson appointed by Col. Mayo, the then political agent of Malwa; he received the Prince of Wales medal and the K.I.H. Gold medal in 1877; appointed to the rank of Major in 1881, he constructed the Roza of Hussain Tekri in 1886; in 1865 he received permission from the Government of India to adopt the titles of Ihtasham ud-daula and Firoz Jung as a personal distinction; married 1stly, 1872, HH Nawab Mahal Begum Sahiba, married 2ndly, 1873, HH Nawab Dulhan Begum Sahiba, married 3rdly, 1876, Taj Mahal Begum Sahiba, also married secondary wives, (a), Huran Bai, (b), Karima Bai, (c), Hurmat Bai, and had issue, eight sons and ten daughters; married and had issue. He died 5th March 1895 in Jaora and was buried in (Laal Makbara) Jaora.

  4. Lt.Col. HH Fakhrud-Daulah Nawab Sir
                      MUHAMMED IFTIKHAR ALI KHAN Sahib Bahadur
                      Saulat-e-Jang (1883-1947)Lt.-Col. HH Fakhrud-Daulah Nawab Sir MUHAMMED IFTIKHAR ALI KHAN Sahib Bahadur Saulat-e-Jang G.B.E., K.C.I.E., 4th Nawab of Jaora 1895/1947, born 17th January 1883 (#2), educated at Daly College, Indore and with the Imperial Cadet Corps, Dehradun till 1902, he succeeded his father to the musnaid on 6th March 1895 and reigned under the regency of Sahibzada Yar Mohammed Khan, he received full ruling powers on 20th May 1906; appointed as Captain in the British Army in 1908 and promoted to the Honorary rank of Major in 1911, he took part in WW1 serving with the Expeditionary Force in 1914 and was later promoted to the Honorary rank of Lieuteant-Colonel in October 1921; he received Star, British War and Allied Victory Medals, he was awarded the Delhi Durbar Medals in 1903 and 1911, the Silver Jubilee Medal in 1935, the Jubilee Medal in 1935, the Coronation Medal in 1937, and the Indian Independence Medal in 1947; member of the Standing Committee of the Chamber of Princes; member of the Royal Automobile Club; he was made a K.C.I.E. in 1911 at the Delhi Darbar (#3); a skilled hunter and collector of world renowned kennels; married 1stly, 8th March 1903, (his first cousin) HH Iftikhar-uz-zamani Begum Sahiba, died 1918, only daughter of Khan Bahadur Yar Muhammed Khan, C.S.I. (see above), married 2ndly, 15th May 1914, Mumtaz Mahal Begum Sahiba, married 3rdly, 5th May 1921, Sultan Dulhan Begum Sahiba, also married secondary wives, (a), Imtiaz Dulhan Sahiba, married (b), Sikander Dulhan Sahiba, married (c), Alia Begum, and had issue, nine sons and six daughters. He died 18th December 1947 in Jaora,
    and was buried at Hussain Tekri in Jaora.

  5. HH Asif-ud-Daula Nawab MOHAMMED USMAN ALI KHAN Bahadur Saulat-e-jung (Photo), 5th Nawab of Jaora [18.12.1947] - [9.11.1972], born 4th July 1916 in Jaora, appointed Waliahad of Jaora 1916/1935 and 1942/1947; educated at Daly College, Indore; he succeeded his father on 18th December 1947, and merged his state with Madhya Bharat Union on 15th June 1948; married 1stly, 28th May 1940 at Yar Manzil Palace (div'd. 1st February 1942), Safia Sultan Begum, daughter of Mirza Zaman Beg, married 2ndly, January 1944 at Macchi Bhavan Palace, Shehnaz Begum, he adopted Rajkumar Jafri Raashid Ahmed Khan Bahadur from Pehersar with the consent of his twin brother HH Nawab Murtuza Ali Khan in 1956. He died sp 9th November 1972 in Jaora, and was buried at Hussain Tekri, Jaora.

  6. HH Asif-ud-Daula Nawab MOHAMMED MURTAZA ALI KHAN Bahadur Saulat-e-jung (Photo), 6th Nawab of Jaora [9.11.1972] -[19.12.1999], born 4th July 1916 in Jaora; educated at Daly College, Indore and at the Prince of Wales Royal Military College, Dehradun, he succeeded his twin brother as Head of the Jaora Princely Family on 11th November 1972. He died unmarried 19th December 1999 (or 11th November 1999) in Jaora and was buried at Hussain Tekri, Jaora.

  7. HH Asif-ud-Daula Nawab MOHAMMED MANSOOR ALI KHAN Bahadur Saulat-e-jung, 7th Nawab of Jaora [19.12.1999] - [7.10.2008], born 9th May 1925 in Jaora, educated at Royal Indian Military Academy 1933/1935, at Daly College, Indore and Mayo College, Ajmer; married 1stly, HH Mohtarma Shahar-Ara Begum, a Mughal lady from Jaora, married 2ndly, Sahibzadi Sohail Ara Begum, elder daughter of the Nawabzada Safdar Ali Khan, styled Nawab Sahab of Basoda, and his wife, Nawabzadi Mukarram Jaha Begum Sahiba of Jaora (see above), married 3rdly, Sahibzadi Mohtarma Sitara Jibeen, youngest daughter of the Nawabzada Safdar Ali Khan, styled Nawab Sahab of Basoda, and his wife, Nawabzadi Mukarram Jaha Begum Sahiba of Jaora (see above), married 4thly, 1978, Sahibzadi Mohtarma Ahmedi Begum, a Pathan lady, and had issue, one son and four daughters. He died 7th October 2008.

  8. HH Asif-ud-Daula Nawab INTESAR ALI KHAN Bahadur Saulat-e-jung, 8th Nawab of Jaora (see above)
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