SACHIN (Princely State)

(9 gun salute)

AREA: 127 kmē PRIVY PURSE: xx  ACCESSION: 8th March 1948
STATE: Bombay  DYNASTY: Sidi  RELIGION: Muslim (Sunni)
VILLAGES: xx POPULATION: 22,107 (1931) REVENUE: 400,571 Rs
AGENCY: Surat Agency (1930)
PRESENT RULER: HH Nawab Sidi Dr. MOHAMAD NASRULLAH KHAN, 9th and present Nawab of Sachin since 30th October 1990.
born 28th March 1933 in Bhopal, educated at Daly College, Indore, at Mahatma Medical College, Indore (M.B.B.S.), at Hameedia Hospital, Bhopal (D.A.) and at Medical College, Jabalpur (M.D.); married 7th January 1961 in Nipani, HH Shamshunnissa Begum, and has issue.
  • Nawabzada Sidi Mohamad Reza Khan
  • Nawabzadi Farah Sultan
  • Nawabzada Sidi Mohamad Faisal Khan
PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: The state was founded in 1791. Rulers were....
  1. Nawab Sidi ABDULKARIM YAKUT KHAN I [aka Balu Mian], 1st Nawab of Sachin 1791/1802, son of Wazir Abd al-Rahim Khan of Janjira, Commandant of Janjira, he usurped the throne to the exclusion of the elder son, but later made over his claims to Janjira to the Peshwa and was granted a strip of land near Surat, but after residing there for a short time he proceded to Sachin and made his capital there in 1791; he was granted the title of Nawab by the Emperor of Delhi after paying nazrana; married and had issue. He died 1802.
    • Nawab Sidi Ibrahim Mohamad Yakut Khan I (qv)

  2. Nawab Sidi IBRAHIM MOHAMAD YAKUT KHAN I, 2nd Nawab of Sachin 1802/1853, married and had issue.
    • Nawab Sidi Abdulkarim Yakut Khan II (qv)

  3. Nawab Sidi ABDULKARIM YAKUT KHAN II, 3rd Nawab of Sachin 1853/1868, he was granted a sanad of adoption according to Muslim usage in 1859; married and had issue. He died 1868.
    • Nawab Sidi Ibrahim Mohamad Yakut Khan II (qv)
    • Nawabzada Sidi Abdulkarim Khan (4th son), he died before 1871.
    • Nawabzada Sidi (name unknown) Khan, married and had issue.
      • Sahibzada Mohamad Abdul Karim Khan, born 1884, served as Officer Commanding the State Forces; appointed Honorary 3rd Class Magistrate

  4. Nawab Sidi IBRAHIM MOHAMAD YAKUT KHAN II, 4th Nawab of Sachin 1868/1873, married and had issue. He died in 1873.
    • Nawab Sidi Abdulkadir Mohamad Yakut Khan (qv)

  5. Nawab Sidi ABDULKADIR MOHAMAD YAKUT KHAN, 5th Nawab of Sachin 1873/1889, born 1866, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot; he abdicated in favour of his minor son due to the ongoing intrigues of members of his court; married and had issue. He died 1896.
    • HH Nawab Sidi Ibrahim Mohammad Yakut Khan III (qv)
    • Capt. Nawabzada Sidi Ahmad Khan, born 1889, educated at Rajkumar college, Rajkot, joined the Imperial Cadet Corps, Dehra Dun; saw active service in Egypt during WWI; Second-in-Command of the 4th Hyderabad Infantry Regular Forces,

  6. Major HH Nawab Sidi IBRAHIM MOHAMAD YAKUT KHAN III, 6th Nawab of Sachin 1889/1930, born 1886, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot; he was invested with ruling powers in May 1907; he saw action in East Africa in 1914 and was mentioned in despatches; he was granted a personal salute of 11 guns on 1st January 1918 in recognition of the services of the state during WWI; his Honorary rank of Lieutenant was raised to Captain also on 1st January 1918 and to Major in June 1920 (#1 p.61); married and had issue. He died in November 1930 (#1 p.61)
    • HH Nawab Sidi Mohamad Haidar Khan (qv)
    • HH Nawab Sidi Mohamad Suroor Khan (qv)
    • Nawabzada Sidi Mohamad Salim Khan, born 1913, educated at the Prince of Wales Royal Military College, Dehra Dun.
    • Nawabzada Sidi Abdul Kadir Khan, born 1926.
    • Nawabzada Sidi Moahamad Yakut Khan, born 1928.

  7. HH Nawab Sidi MOHAMAD HAIDAR KHAN, 7th Nawab of Sachin 1930/1970, born 11th September 1909 (#1 p.61), died 1970

  8. HH Nawab Sidi MOHAMAD SUROOR KHAN, 8th Nawab of Sachin 1970/1990, born 1911, married HH Mehboob Jahan Begum, and had issue. He died 30th October 1990.

  9. HH Nawab Sidi MOHAMAD NASRULLAH KHAN, 9th Nawab of Sachin (see above) 
  • Fatima Begum, born 1892, she began her career on the Urdu stage and went on to do films and became an established actress in Irani's Star Silent Film Veer Abhimanyu (1922), she set up Fatima Films in 1926, which later was known as Victoria-Fatima Films from 1928; she was an actress at Kohinoor and Imperial Studios while producing, writing and directing (often also acting in) her own films at the Fatima Company; she became the first woman director of Indian cinema in 1926 when she directed Bulbul-e-Paristan, she continued acting till her last film in 1938, Duniya Kya Hai, she was allegedly married to the Nawab of Sachin, though no record seems to exist, and had issue. She died 1983.
    • Zubeida Begum, born 1911, married 1930 (as his second wife), Raja Narsingir Dhanrajgir from Hyderabad, and had issue, three children. She died 21st September 1988.
    • Sultana Begum, married Seth Razzaq, and had issue.
      • Jamila Razaq, born 1937 in Bombay, married Waqar Hasan, born 12th September 1932 in Amritsar, a former Test Cricketer for Pakistan 1952/1959.
    • Shehzadi Begum 
1. "List Of Ruling Princes And Chiefs In Political Relations With The Government Of Bombay And Their Leading Officials Nobles And Personages", Calcutta: Government of India Central Publication Branch, 1931