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PATAUDI (Princely State)

LOCATION: Haryana AREA: 134.68 kmē VILLAGES: xx POPULATION: 21,933 (1931) RELIGION: Muslim
REVENUE: Rs 1,16,677 (1931) DYNASTY/LINEAGE: Barench SEAT: xx ACCESSION: 7th April 1948
AGENCY: Commissioner for Delhi to 1st October 1936 then Punjab States Agency 1936 - 1948 PRIVY PURSE: Rs 48,000

PRESENT RULER: Nawab Saif Ali KhanNawab SAIF ALI KHAN, 10th Nawab of Pataudi since 22nd September 2011.
born 16th August 1970 in New Delhi, educated at the Lawrence School, Sanawar, at Lockers Park Prep School in Hertfordshire and at Winchester College, Winchester, England; a popular and successful Bollywood actor who made his acting debut in the 1992 film Parampara, has won many film awards, including the Filmfare Best Debut Award for Aashiq Awara in 1993, through to the National Film Award for Best Actor for Hum Tum in 2005; he is the founder-owner of his production company, Illuminati Films; recipient of the Padma Shri Award in 2010; married October 1991 (div'd. 2004), Amrita Singh, born 9th February 1958, daughter of Sardar Shivinder Singh Virk (see Hadali), and his wife, Rukhsana Sultana, a political activist during the Emergency Era; Amrita made her Bollywood debut in 1983 with Betaab, a highly successful film, followed up by a number of other successful roles, retiring in 1993 to concentrate on her family life; and has issue, one son and one daughter.
PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: Pataudi was ruled by the Barench clan which had control of territory between Kandahar and Pishin, about 1000 years ago. Salamat Khan came to India in 1480 and was responsible for subduing a Mewati uprising and ruled over Bala Hisar. General Lake, in 1806, granted Fa'iz Talab Khan, the Pataudi Ilaka in perpetual jagir, with full judicial and revenue powers, as well as the title of Nawab. The state ranked 17th in the Panjab Darbar (1918). The rulers were...
  1. Nawab FA'IZ TALAB KHAN, 1st Nawab of Pataudi 1806/1829, initially he was an ally of the Marathas and Maharaja Scindia made over the pargana of Rohtak for his useful services, though he probably never took possession of it; when the Marathas were crushed at Hindan in 1803, he transferred his allegiance to the Emperor of Delhi, who presented him to Lord Lake, by whom he was employed against Maharaja Holkar; he took part in expeditions against Jaipur and Tonk and kept the Rajputana border quiet, he also took part in the siege of Bharatpur in 1826; married a daughter of Murtaza Khan and sister of Najabat Ali Khan, 1st Nawab of Jhajjar, and had issue. He died 1829 or 1831.

  2. Nawab MUHAMMED AKBAR ALI KHAN, 2nd Nawab of Pataudi 1829/1862, he remained loyal during the Mutiny in 1857, married and had issue. He died 3rd March 1862.

  3. Nawab MUHAMMED TAQI ALI KHAN [Muhammed Naqi Ali Khan], 3rd Nawab of Pataudi 1862/1867, married and had issue. He died 1862 or 1867?

  4. Nawab MUHAMMED MUKHTAR HUSAIN ALI KHAN, 4th Nawab of Pataudi 1867/1878, born 1856, married a granddaughter of Nawab Najabat Ali Khan of Jhajjar, and had issue, one son. He died 1878.

  5. Nawab MUHAMMED MUMTAZ HUSAIN ALI KHAN Bahadur, 5th Nawab of Pataudi 1878/1898, born 1874, educated at Aitchison College, Lahore; succeeded 30th March 1878 (#1). He died 1898.

  6. Nawab MUHAMMED MUZAFFAR ALI KHAN, 6th Nawab of Pataudi 1898/1913, born 14th March 1863, he succeeded to the musnaid on 8th December 1898; married and had issue. He died 31st May 1913.

  7. Nawab MUHAMMED IBRAHIM ALI KHAN, 7th Nawab of Pataudi 1913/1917, born 1887, educated at Aitchison College, Lahore; he succeeded to the musnaid on 31st May 1913 and was installed by the Commissioner of Ambala Division on 16th October 1913 or 16th November 1916 (#4 p.3); married Sahibzadi Shaher Bano Begum, daughter of HH Al-Haj Nawab Mirza Sir Amiruddin Ahmed Khan Bahadur of Loharu, and his wife, Akhtaree Begum, and had issue, two sons and one daughter. He died of pneumonia on 28th November 1917 at Delhi (#4 p.3).

  8. Nawab MUHAMMED IFTIKHAR ALI KHAN. 8th Nawab of Pataudi 1917/1952, born 17th March 1910 at Pataudi House in Delhi, succeeded 30th November 1917, Investiture was 10th December 1931 (#3), educated at Aitchison Chiefs' College, Lahore and Balliol College, Oxford winning "blues" for both cricket and hockey, a right hand batsman and Test cricketer with the unique distinction of playing in Tests for both England (debut in 1932) and India (debut in 1946), he eventually retired due to ill health with a Test high score of 102 and First Class high score of 238 not out; he was also a fine hockey and billiards player and an accomplished speaker; after independence, he was employed in the Indian Foreign Office till 1952; married in 1938, HH Nawab Begum Sajjida Sultaan, second daughter of Col. HH Nawab Hamidullah Khan of Bhopal, and his first wife, HH Maimuna Sultan Shah Banu Begum Sahiba, and had issue. He died 5th January 1952 in New Delhi.

  9. Nawab MUHAMMED MANSUR ALI KHAN, 9th Nawab of Pataudi 1952/2011, born 5th January 1941 in Bhopal, succeeded his father on 5th January 1952, educated at Welham Boys' School in Dehradun, Lockers Park Prep School in Hertfordshire, Winchester College, and Balliol College, Oxford; former captain of the Indian cricket team 1962/1970, he played in 46 Test matches for India between 1961 and 1975 as a right-hand batsman with a high score of 203 not out and a Test batting average at 34.91; his father also was Captain of the Indian Cricket Team, a rare distinction in Test cricket; recipient of the Arjuna Award in 1964 and the Padma Shri in 1967; married 27th December 1968 at Calcutta, Sharmila Tagore, born 8th December 1944 in Hyderabad, she took the name of Ayesha Sultaan on her conversion; an actress who made her debut in the 1959 film Apur Sansar, she heads the Indian Film Censor Board from April 2005, she was chosen as an UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in December 2005, she has won the following awards, Filmfare Best Actress Award in 1969 (Aradhana), National Film Award for Best Actress in 1976 (Mausam), Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 1997, Star Screen Lifetime Achievement Award in 2003; and had issue, one son and two daughters. He died of respiratory failure on 22nd September 2011 at the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in New Delhi, and was buried in Pataudi.

  10. Nawab SAIF ALI KHAN, 10th Nawab of Pataudi (see above)
1. "The Golden Book of India"; by (Sir) Roper Lethbridge, MacMillan & Co., 1893 p.410
2. "Biographical Encyclopedia of Pakistan", Lahore, 1960, p.482
3. "Indian Annual Register", by N. N. Nitra, Calcutta 1945
4. "Ruling Princes and Chiefs, Notables and Principal Officials of the Punjab Native States". First edition. Lahore: Printed by the Superintendent, Government Printing, Punjab, 1918.
5. "Memoranda on Native States in India, 1915" Calcutta, Superintendent Government Printing, India. 1916. p.303