AREA: 1,142.19 km2 (#3) REVENUE: 220,000Rs ACCESSION: 1954
STATE: Oudh (Bahraich Dist.) DYNASTY: Togh Pathan RELIGION: Muslim (Sunni and Shia)
VILLAGES: 325 (#3)

PRESENT RULER: Raja Syed SHARIQ ALI, the Raja Saheb of Nanpara and Mohammadi (Nanpara House, 3, Gomti Enclave, Opp. Director General of Police (HQ), Dalibagh, Lucknow, 226 001, India)
born 1943, married 1stly (div.), Rani Shahnaz Ghani, married 2ndly, 5th May 1979, Rani Fatima Bano (Mona) M.A. (Botany), daughter of Mr. Ali Naqi Khan, Class I Officer, Government of Utter Pradesh, and has issue, one son and two daughters.
  • Rajkumari Manizhe Ali (by Rani Shahnaz), born 9th February 1972 in Lucknow, an Artist and a Film maker; married 27th August 2006 in Karachi, Pakistan, Syed Najaf Hasan Bilgrami.
  • Rajkumari Zoe Ali (by Rani Fatima), born 9th November 1981, educated at Loreto Convent, Lucknow and Kanpur University (M.A., Sociology), and has a diploma in Fashion Designing from the National Institute of Fashion Design (NIFD), Lucknow; married 27th April 2007, Mirza Amin Asghar, son of Mr. Nasir Husain Mirza, of a prominent family of Lucknow now settled in Agra,; a Software Engineer, working in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A. (Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.)
  • Rajkumar Syed Farhaan Ali (by Rani Fatima), born 5th September 1985, educated at La Martiniere College, Lucknow (Nursery to Class XII), Amity Business School, Lucknow (B.B.A. with Distinction, June 2007), presently studying for a M.B.A. (International Business) from Amity Business School, Noida, U.P.
PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: Rasul Khan, a Pathan, was granted a commission by Emperor Shah Jahan of Delhi, and received five villages and a share of the revenue of a tract of land, which formed the nucleus of the estate in 1632. Estate holders were...
  • Rasul Khan, he was a risaldar in the service of Shah Jahan, and in 1637 he was appointed keeper of the fort at Bahraich and was granted five villages of the old pargana Salonabad for the payment of his troops; married and had issue. He fl.1632
    • Jahan Khan, married and had issue. He fl.1650
      • Mohammad Khan, he was the first to settle at Nanpara, married and had issue.
        • Raja Karam Khan (see below)
      • Mahamud Khan, married and had issue.
        • Mahabat Khan
  • ......
  • Raja KARAM KHAN, Raja of Nanpara, he was granted the title of Raja by Nawab Shuja-ud-Daula in 1763 for his successful exertions against the Banjaras; married and had issue.
    • Raja Mustafa Khan (qv)

  • Raja MUSTAFA KHAN, Raja of Nanpara -/1777, he succeeded to a fairly prosperous and peaceful Estate, but as he refused to pay the increased revenue of 5,000Rs which was demanded from him by Major Hancock on behalf of the Oudh Government, he was carried off to Lucknow and imprisoned where he died, married and had issue. He died in 1777 at Lucknow.
    • Raja Saleh Khan (qv)
  • Raja SALEH KHAN, Raja of Nanpara 1777/1790, he was an able administrator and expanded the estate through the purchase of land in Bahraich, married and had issue. He died 1790.
    • Raja Madar Bakhsh Khan (qv)
  • Raja MADAR BAKASH KHAN, Raja of Nanpara 1790/1807, he extended the cultivation so much that in 16 years the revenue increased four-fold; he obtained a third of the confiscated estate of Guniganj, shortly before he died; married and had issue. He died 1807.
    • Raja Munawar Ali Khan (qv)

  • Raja MUNAWAR ALI KHAN, Raja of Nanpara 1807/1847, born 1806, married 1stly Rani (name unknown) of Charda, married 2ndly, 1847, Rani Zeenat Begum [Umrao Jaan], daughter of Nawab Mahdi Quli Khan, a General in the Awadh army, and had issue. He died 1847.
    • Raja Jang Bahadur Khan (by the Charda Rani) (qv)
  • Raja Sir JANG BAHADUR KHAN C.I.E., Raja of Nanpara 1847/1902, born 1845 (#1), the Junior Rani contrived to obtain the support of the queen mother of Oudh and for five years, incessant warfare raged throught the estate, resulting in its utter ruin, although it recovered during the latter parft of the Rajas long administration; Honorary Magistrate and Honorary Munsif; he served on the council of the Lieutenant-Governor; the title of Raja was confirmed as hereditary on 4th December 1877 (#2), he was created a C.I.E. in 1886 and raised to the dignity of K.C.I.E. in 1901, married 1868, Rani Sultan Shaan Begum, younger daughter of Nawab Mahdi Quli Khan, General in the Awadh army, and had issue. He died 2nd May 1902.
    • Raja Mohammed Siddiq Khan (by Rani Sultan Shah Begum) (qv)
    • Rani Kaniz Begum, born 16th February 1866, married Raja Mumtaz Ali Khan of Utraula-Bilaspur in Oudh, died 1934. She died 1919.
    • Rani Sarfaraz Begum, born 25th June 1868, married 1stly, Raja Sayyid Muzaffar Ali Khan, Raja of Bahadurnagar, married 2ndly, Raja Sayyid Ashfaq Ali Khan of Mohammadi, died 1915, and had issue. She died in 1921.
      • Raja Syed Mohammad Sa'adat Ali Khan (by 2nd husband) (qv)
    • Rani Qamar Zamani Begum
  • Raja MOHAMMED SIDDIQ KHAN, Raja of Nanpara 1902/1907, born 8th September 1869, married (div.), 15th June 1890, Rani Qamar Zamani Begum, and married a further four wives (#4) unequally, (a) Rani Saltanat Begum, she adopted her husband's nephew on 9th March 1909, living 28th May 1914, married (b), Rani Dilaphja, living 22nd August 1912, married (c), Rani Champa, living 22nd August 1912, married (d), Rani Nasim Sahri (married 2ndly, in May 1908), living 22nd August 1912, and had issue (not in line of succession), as well as adoptive issue. He died spm on 30th December 1907 (#4).
    • (A) Raja Syed Mohammad Sa'adat Ali Khan (qv)
COURT OF WARDS 1907/1925
  • Raja Syed MOHAMMAD SA'ADAT ALI KHAN, Raja of Nanpara 1925/1975, born 2nd November 1904, Taluqdar of Nanpara in Bahraich Dist., and Taluqdar of Mohammadi in Kheri Dist.; educated at Colvin Taluqdars' College, Lucknow; he succeeded to the estate of Nanpara on 9th March 1909 and gained full administrative rights on 3rd November 1925; Member of the United Provinces Legislative Assembly; Patron of the U.P. Aero Club, married 1stly, Rani Razia Sultana, daughter of the Zamindar of Sherpur, married 2ndly, Rani Zubaida Begum, daughter of Syed Mustafa Raza, and his wife, Mary Lyng, daughter of William Lyng, and had issue. He died 1975.
    • Rajkumar Syed Asif Ali Khan (by Rani Zubaida Begum), born 27th February 1927 in Lucknow, sometime Heir to the Nanpara Estate; married 1stly (div.), Rajkumarani Sajida Sultan, daughter of HH Sardar Nawab Mohammed Mushtaq al-Hassan Khan Bahadur of Baoni, Madhya Pradesh, married 2ndly, August 1951 in Lucknow, Rajkumarani Husnara Begum (Dillan), daughter of Ali Hassan Khan, Manager of Nanpara Estate, and had issue. He died 2002 in Karachi.
      • Kumar Wasif Ali Khan, educated at Colvin Taluqdars College and La Martinere College in Lucknow, married 1992 in Pakistan, Kumarani Fakhra Begum (Fakhra Wasif Ali Khan), and has issue. (U.S.A.)
        • Kumari Daniya Wasif Ali Khan
      • Kumar Yusuf Ali Khan
      • Kumari Fawzia Khan
      • Kumari Zeenat Khan, born 14th July 1955 in Lucknow, married 5th January 1973, Mohammad Sayeed Khan, and has issue.
        • Farah Sayeed, born 31st March 1974, married 26th January 1999, Omer Ehtisham, and has issue, a son.
          • Dara Zy Omer, born 15th February 2003.
        • Saba Sayeed, born 21st May 1975, married 10th August 2006, Emad Raheem.
        • Shehzad Sayeed, born 19th September 1976.
      • Kumari Yasmeen Ali Khan, born 7th September 1957, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree, married 26th April in Lucknow, Umer Hayat Khan, and has issue.
        • Jamshed Hayat Khan
        • Nasha Umer Khan
        • Anushe Khan
      • Kumari Sadia Khan, born 30th April 1960 in Nanpara, educated at college (two years), achieving a Diploma in Television and Radio broadcasting, married 27th February 1995, Humayun Hayat Khan, and has issue.
        • Mansour Akram Nader
        • Yasmin Akram Nader
        • Eman Akram Nader
        • Zahra Almas Khan
    • Rajkumari Ruqaiya Begum (by Rani Zubaida Begum), married and had issue, two sons and one daughter.
    • Rajkumari Sofia Begum (by Rani Razia Sultana)
    • Rajkumari Zakia Begum (by Rani Razia Sultana)
    • Rajkumari Zubaida Begum
    • Rajkumar Syed Tariq Saadat Ali Khan (by Rani Zubaida Begum), born 7th March 1938 in Lucknow, married 7th March 1969 in Karachi, Pakistan, Nishat Tariq Ali, and has issue, three daughters. He died 16th September 2016.
      • Kumari Mahmooda Wasif, born 30th January 1970 in Karachi, married 16th April 1994 in Karachi, Pakistan, Wasif Mirza, and had issue, four sons.
        • Mohammed Ovais Mirza
        • Humza Ali Mirza
        • Omar Sultan Mirza
        • Ali Wasif Mirza
      • Kumari Adra Khan, born 14th August 1973 in Karachi, Pakistan, educated at the Institute of Business, Karachi (M.B.A.); married 8th February 1998 in Karachi, Pakistan, Adil Khan, and has issue.
        • Yousuf Khan
        • Minell Khan
        • Saad Khan
        • Asad Khan, born 5th May 2008 in Karachi, Pakistan.
      • Kumari Alina Tariq Ali, born 17th August 1983 in Karachi, Pakistan.
    • Raja Syed Shariq Ali (by Rani Zubaida Begum) (qv)
    • Rajkumari Suraiya Sadaat Ali Khan (by Rani Zubaida Begum), married and has issue, one daughter.
    • Rajkumari Amenah Sadaat Ali Khan (by Rani Zubaida Begum), born 21st July 1955, married and has issue, one son and one daughter. ('Nanpara House', Lucknow, India)
  • Raja Syed SHARIQ ALI, Raja of Nanpara (see above)
1. "The Golden Book of India"; LETHBRIDGE, Roper, MacMillan & Co., 1893 , p.208
2. F. D., No. 2772
3. These figures represent the area and villages for Nanpara. When combined with Muhammadi, the area becomes 1554.0 km2, with the total number of villages as uncertain.
4. All these Ranis were under the will given the right to adopt a son to the Raja. The right was to be exercised by Rani Nasim Sahri first within a certain specified time, and if she failed to do so, the power was to be exercised next by Rani Saltanat Begam, appellant, and in case of default, the other two Ranis in their turn were given the power to adopt. The right of adoption was to be forfeited on the remarriage of a wife. Source: Saltanat Begam vs Syed Mohd. Saadat Ali Khan on 26/7/1950 - Allahabad High Court.