SACHIN (Princely State)

(9 gun salute)

AREA: 127 km2 PRIVY PURSE: xx  ACCESSION: 8th March 1948
STATE: Bombay  DYNASTY: Sidi  RELIGION: Muslim (Sunni)
POPULATION: 22,107 (1931)    
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, 1st Nawab of Sachin 1791/1802, son of Wazir Abd al-Rahim Khan of Janjira, married and had issue.
    • 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 1853/1869, married and had issue.
    • Nawab Sidi Ibrahim Mohamad Yakut Khan II (qv)
    • Nawab Sidi Abdulkadir Mohamad Yakut Khan (qv)
    • Nawabzada Abdulkarim Khan Sidi (4th son), died before 1871.

  4. Nawab Sidi IBRAHIM MOHAMAD YAKUT KHAN II, 4th Nawab of Sachin 1869/1873

  5. Nawab Sidi ABDULKADIR MOHAMAD YAKUT KHAN, 5th Nawab of Sachin 1873/1887, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot; 

  6. HH Nawab Sidi IBRAHIM MOHAMAD YAKUT KHAN III, 6th Nawab of Sachin 1887/1930, born 1886, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot; married and had issue. He died 1930. 
    • HH Nawab Sidi Mohamad Haidar Khan (see below)
    • HH Nawab Sidi Mohamad Suroor Khan (see above) 

  7. HH Nawab Sidi MOHAMAD HAIDAR KHAN, 7th Nawab of Sachin 1930/1970, born 11th September 1909, 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.
      • Raja Humayun Girji Dhanrajgirji Gyan Bahadur, born 1936.
      • Rajkumari Huma Dhanrajgir
      • Rajkumari Dhurrushvar Dhnrajgir
    • 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