|PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: The
was founded in 1730, by an Afghan contempory of Dost
Muhammed Khan, founder of Bhopal, and an ally, at one
stage. The Nawab maintains a military force of 12 cavalry,
190 infantry, and 9 guns (as of 1892). Rulers were...
- Nawab MUHAMMED
DILER KHAN, 1st Nawab of Kurwai 1730/175x, he
first entered the service of the Raja of Datia, and
later in around 1726 the service of the Raja of
Basoda; he seized the state on the death of the Chief
of Kurwai; married and had issue, two sons.
- Nawab Muhammed 'Izzat Khan, he succeeded in Kurwai
- Nawab Ahsanullah Khan, married and had issue, the
Nawabs of Basoda and Muhammadgarh.
'IZZAT KHAN, 2nd Nawab of Kurwai 175x/-
Nawab HORMAT KHAN,
3rd Nawab of Kurwai -/1820, married and had issue, as
well as further issue.
- Nawabzada Iradat Muhammed Khan, he appealed to the
British to restore him to the throne, but they
refused and offered an annuity of 6,000Rs, if he
gave up his claim to the throne.
- Nawab Muhammed Akbar Khan (by a secondary
AKBAR KHAN, 4th Nawab of Kurwai 1820/1843, he
seized the throne in preference to the legitimate son,
married and had issue, two sons. He died 1843.
- Nawab Muhammed Muzaffar Khan (qv)
- Nawab Muhammed Nazaf Khan (qv)
MUZAFFAR KHAN, 5th Nawab of Kurwai 1843/1858,
married and had issue. He died spm 1858.
- Nawabzadi (name
unknown) Begum, married the Nawab of Basoda. and had issue,
NAZAF KHAN, 6th Nawab of Kurwai 1858/1887,
born 1824, having rendered good service to Government,
and being without male issue, he was permitted to
adopt his maternal grandson, he also was granted a
personal gun salute of nine guns for a just and
approved administration of his state; married and had
issue. He died spm
on 15th January 1887.
- Nawabzadi (name
unknown) Begum, married Nawabzada Mazhar
Ali Khan, Regent of Kurwai 1887/-, and had issue.
- Nawab Munawar Ali Khan (qv)
Nawab MUNAWAR ALI
KHAN, 7th Nawab of Kurwai 1887/1896, born
1869, he succeeded his grandfather and adoptive father
to the gadi
on 15th January 1887 (#1).
YAQUB ALI KHAN, 8th Nawab of Kurwai
1896/1906, married and had issue. He died 1906.
- Nawab Muhammed Sarwar Ali Khan (qv)
- Nawabzadi Ahmad Zaman
- Nawabzadi Mohammed Zaman
- Nawabzadi Yusuf Zaman
SARWAR ALI KHAN, 9th Nawab of Kurwai
1906/1986 (under a regency 1906/1919), born 1st
December 1901 and succeeded his father in 1906 (#2), educated at Daly College,
Indore and Mayo College, Ajmer and subsequently became
a selected cadet at the Royal Military College,
Sandhurst, from whence he returned with a King's
Commission and was for a time attached to the
Worcestershire Regiment at Nasirabad; he retired from
the military early on and undertook administrative
training at Saugor; he was invested with
administrative powers in April 1923; married 1stly, in
June 1926, and 1933 (sep'd. 1934) Nawab Gauhar-e-Taj
Abida Sultaan Begum Sahiba, born 28th August 1913,
died 11th May 2002, eldest daughter of Col. HH Nawab
Hamidullah Khan of Bhopal,
and his first wife, HH Maimuna Sultan Shah Banu Begum
Sahiba, married 2ndly, Nawabzadi Ayesha Begum,
daughter of Nawab Sardar Ghulam Jilani Bijli Khan,
Nawab of Wai, and his 2nd wife, Muzammil Jahan Begum
Sahiba, and had issue. He died 1986.
- Nawabzada Shaharyar Muhammed Khan, born 29th
March 1934 in Bhopal, educated at Daly College,
Indore, at the Prince of Wales Royal Indian Military
College, Dehradun, at Cambridge University and at
the Fletcher School, Tufts University where he was a
student in the department of Law and Diplomacy. In
1957, he began his career as a Minister of Foreign
Affairs in Pakistan and has had a diplomatic career
ever since, being posted in: London (1960/1962 and
1971/1975); Tunisia (1963/19 66); Geneva
(1970/1971), he was named Pakistani Ambassador in
Jordan (1977/1982); and High Commissioner of
Pakistan to the United Kingdom (1987/1990), he has
performed many functions: Director (1969/1970);
Director General (1975/1977); and Assistant to the
Secretary General (1982/1987) before occupying the
post of 20th Secretary General between 1990 and
1994. He also presided over the Foreign Affairs
Minister's Reform Commission which was put into
place in July of 1997. After his retirement,
Shaharyar Khan was named Special Representative to
the Secretary General of the UN for Rwanda
(1994/1996), and then President of the Pakistani
Refugee Committee (1997/1998); Chairman of the
Pakistan Cricket Board since 18th August 1999;
author of "Begums of Bhopal", a look at the female
rulers of this muslim state; married and has issue.
- Sahibzada Faiz Mohammad Khan, married and has
- Sahibzadi Aalia Sultan Khan
- Sahibzada Ali Khan, married (his cousin), 2013,
Sahibzadi Mariyam Zaman, daughter of Nawabzadi
Kaiser Zaman (see below).
- Nawabzadi Kaiser Zaman, she founded the All Saints
School in Bhopal; married and has issue.
- Sahibzadi Mariyam Zaman, she married (her
cousin), 2013, Sahibzada Ali Khan (see above)
- Sahibzadi Ziya Zaman
- Nawab Zafar Ali Khan (qv)
- Nawabzada Munawwar Ali Khan
Nawab ZAFAR ALI
KHAN, 10th Nawab of Kurwai (see above)