MAHMUDABAD (Taluq)

 
AREA: xx km2 REVENUE: xx  ACCESSION: xx
STATE: Oudh (Sitapur Dist.)
DYNASTY: Shaikh Sadiki (Khanzada) RELIGION: Shi'a Muslim (1838)
     
PRESENT RULER: Nawab Raja MOHAMMED AMIR MOHAMMED KHAN [Sulaiman Khan] Khan Bahadur Khan, Amirul Omara, Saeedul Mulk, Muzzafar Jung, Ghanzanfaru-daula, Taluqdar of Mahmudabad since 1973
educated at Aldenham public school and then went onto Imperial College London and Pembroke college at Cambridge University, married Rani Vijay, and has issue.
  • Rajkumar Mohammed Amir Ahmed Khan, born 1982, educated at La Matinere College, Lucknow and at Winchester College public school in England, keen equestrian and has represented his school and university in squash.
  • Rajkumar Mohammed Amir Hasan Khan, born 1986, educated at Winchester College public school in England, like his brother, he is a keen equestrian and has also represented his school in squash.
PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: The family is descended from Qazi Nasrullah, who was the Chief Qazi of the Caliph of Baghdad, and who came to India as an ambassador in the court of Shaheb-ud-din. His descendant became commander for Mohammad Bin Tughlaq in 1345, and was rewarded with a large Jagir in Awadh. Later his great grandson was granted the hereditary titles of Nawab and Khan Bahadur by Padshah Akbar as a reward for winning a battle against Hemu. Rulers were...
  • Nawab Bahadur BAZID KHAN Muzaffar Jang, founder of Mahmudabad.
  • Nawab INAYAT KHAN, he served as Commander in the army of Padshah Jahangir, and was granted the titles of Umadatul Malli, Amirul-Mulk, Ghanzanfer-ud-daullah, Muzaffar Jung.
  • Nawab MUHAMMAD QAYUM KHAN,
  • Nawab MUHAMMAD MARAHMAT KHAN, Naib Nazim of Awadh.
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  • Nawab MUHAMMAD INAM KHAN, married married a Shi'i Shaykhzadah woman, and had issue. He died in the 1760's.
    • Nawab Muhammad Ikram Ali Khan (qv)
    • Nawab Muhammad Mazhar Ali Khan, converted to Shi'ism, inheriting the smaller portion of the estate in Belehra, Bara Banki Dist., married and had issue, the Rajas of Bilehra and Paintipur. He died in the 1790's.
  • Nawab MUHAMMAD AMIR ALI KHAN,
  • Nawab MUHAMMAD IKRAM ALI KHAN, remained Sunni, married and had issue. He died about 1775.
    • Raja Sarfraz Ali Khan (qv)
    • Raja Musahib Ali Khan (qv)
      
  • Raja SARFRAZ ALI KHAN, died sp.
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  • Raja MUSAHIB ALI KHAN, built up his holdings to 232 villages and established good relations with the Awadh court by supporting it against rebels, although he remained a Sunni, he initiated mourning rites for the Imam Husayn in a building inside the fort at Sitapur. He died spm in 1810 (1819).
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  • Rani (name unknown) (wife) 1810/1838, she adopted a relative from the Belhra branch in 1836, she died 1838.
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  • Raja MUHAMMAD NAWAB ALI KHAN Qaim Jang, Raja of Mahmudabad 1838/1858, adopted from Bellehra, (brother of Raja Ibad Ali Khan, the Raja of Paintipur), he was granted the title of Raja as a hereditary distinction in 1850, as well as the titles of Muqim-ud-Daula and Qaim Jung by the King of Awadh, fought against the British in the 1857 war of independence; married and had issue. He died 1858.
    • Amiruddaula Saidul ul-Mulk Mumtaz Jung Raja Sir Muhammed Amir Hasan Khan, Khan Bahadur Khan Amirul Omara Saeedul Mulk Muzzafar Jung Ghanzanfaru-daula (qv)
      
  • Amiruddaula Saidul ul-Mulk Mumtaz Jung Raja Sir MUHAMMED AMIR HASAN KHAN, Khan Bahadur Khan Amirul Omara Saeedul Mulk Muzzafar Jung Ghanzanfaru-daula, Raja of Mahmudabad 1858/1902, born 1849, took over management of the Taluq in March 1867, K.C.I.E., President of the British Indian Association 1882/1890, Vice President of the British Indian Association 1871/1877 and 1897/1900; married and had issue, two sons and two daughters. He died 1902 (1908?).
    • Hon. Maharaja Khan Bahadur Sir Mohammed Ali Mohammed Khan, Khan Bahadur Amirul Omara Saeedul Mulk Muzaffar Jung Ghanzanfar ud-daula (qv)
    • Rajkumari Banib Zaadi Mohammad-un-Nisa Begum, died sp.
    • Rajkumari Banib Zaal Begum, died sp.
    • Rajkumar Mohammad Ali Ahmed Khan, died sp.
      
  • Hon. Maharaja Khan Bahadur Sir MOHAMMED ALI MOHAMMED KHAN, Khan Bahadur Khan Amirul Omara Saeedul Mulk Muzzafar Jung Ghanzanfaru-daula, Raja of Mahmudabad 1902/1931, born May 1879 in Amrota, Sitapur District, K.C.S.I. [cr.1922], C.S.I. [cr.1921], K.C.I.E. [cr.1909]; first Indian home member in U.P. and First Vice Chancellor of Muslim University, Aligarh; married 1stly, 1906, and had issue, five children. He died 23rd March 1931.
    • Maharajkumari Bibi Baqar-un-Nisa
    • Maharajkumari Bibi Sadiq-un-Nisa
    • Nawab Raja Mohammad Amir Ahmed Khan, Khan Bahadur Khan Amirul Omara Saeedul Mulk Muzzafar Jung Ghanzanfaru-daula (qv)
    • Maharajkumar Mohammed Amir Haider Khan, married Maharajkumar Rani Kaniz Ali, and had issue.
      • Shri Mohammad Amir Kazim Khan, born 29th February 1936 in Mahmudabad, educated at London University, B.A. (Hons.) in History, (1969) and M.Sc. (Politics and Sociology), 1979; Councillor, London Borough of Islington 1982/1986; Vice-Chair, Race Relations sub-Committee; ILEA Teacher Research Fellow, Institute of Education 1982/1986; married 22nd September 2000 in London, U.K., Anita Khan, and has issue.
        • Yumna Zahra Nadezhda Khan
    • Maharajkumar Mohammed Mahmud Hasan Khan (by second wife), born 12th December 1921, he was granted the estate of Basaha; he married Kunwar Rani Razia Sultan Begum [Razia Shahzadi], daughter of Nawab Sajid Yar Jung Bahadur, and had issue.
      • Rajkumar Mohammed Amir Naqi Khan, Zamindar of Basaha; Member, Board of Trustees, Shia College, Lucknow; Life member of Anjuman-e-Wazifa Saddat Momineen; Member, Kathak Acharya Lachchu Maharaj Janmotsav Ayojan Samiti; Founder Director Lachchu Maharaj Ballet Centre, U.P.; Member of U.P Tourism Policy and Planning Cell; married Kunwar Rani Kulsum Begum, daughter of Mirza Jawad Ali Baig, and grand daughter of the Late Nawab Raza Yar Jung of Hyderabad (and niece of Salar Jung III), and has issue. (Iqbal Manzil Palace, Wazir Ganj, Lucknow, U.P., India)
        • Kunwar Hussain Abbas Khan
        • Kumari Maliha Khan
        • Kumari Sakina Khan
  • Nawab Raja MOHAMMAD AMIR AHMED KHAN, Khan Bahadur Khan Amirul Omara Saeedul Mulk Muzzafar Jung Ghanzanfaru-daula, Raja of Mahmudabad 1931/1973, born 5th November 1914, educated at Lucknow and then in England, he formed the All India Muslim Students Federation in 1937, served as Honorary Treasurer of the Muslim League for several years, placing all his wealth at its disposal. He migrated to Iraq in 1947 after Independence and later to Pakistan in 1957, but was disillusioned by the political turmoil there; he travelled initially throughout the Middle East and later migrated to the UK, settling down in London where he remained Director of the Islamic Culture Centre from 1968 till his death in 1973; he was an accomplished poet in Urdu and Farsi; he married in 1928, Rani Kaniz Abdi Saheba of Bellehra (collateral branch of the Mahmudabad Royal Family), and had issue. He died 14th October 1973 in London and was buried at Mashhad in Iran. (Mahmudabad House, Clifton Road, Karachi, Pakistan)
    • Rajkumari Amatul Husain Imam
    • Rajkumari Rabab Mehdi
    • Nawab Raja Mohammed Amir Mohammed Khan, Khan Bahadur Khan Amirul Omara Saeedul Mulk Muzzafar Jung Ghanzanfaru-daula (qv)
      
  • Nawab Raja MOHAMMED AMIR MOHAMMED KHAN, Khan Bahadur Khan Amirul Omara Saeedul Mulk Muzzafar Jung Ghanzanfaru-daula (see above)
OTHER MEMBERS:
  • Raja KAZIM ALI KHAN, Raja of Bellehra, married and had issue.
    • Rajkumar Habib Ali Khan, born 1894 in Bellehra, married 1929 in Lucknow, Munir Fatima, and had issue.
      • Kunwar Mohammed Raza Kazim
      • Kunwar Abul-Hasan Kazim
      • Kunwar Baqir Kazim
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1. "The Golden Book of India"; LETHBRIDGE, Roper, MacMillan & Co., 1893 p.331