SAIDANPUR (Taluq)

LOCATION: Oudh (Barabanki Dist.) AREA: xx km² VILLAGES: xx POPULATION: xx RELIGION: Muslim
REVENUE: Rs DYNASTY / LINEAGE: Sheikh SEAT: xx ACCESSION: xx

PRESENT HEAD OF HOUSE: Sheikh WARIS AHMAD HABIBULLAH, present Taluqdar of Saidanpur since December 1991  (8-A, Somerset Palace, Sofia College Lane, Mumbai - 400026, India)
Film Director, also known as Waris Hussein, born 9th December 1938 in Lucknow, he moved to the U.K. with his family in 1947; educated at Eton College, Cambridge College and the Slade School of Fine Art; he directed the pilot episode of the Dr. Who series, "The Unearthly Child" in 1963; he directed the first of his feature films, "A Touch of Love" in 1969, and returned to television soon afterwards; he moved to Hollywood and directed a number of TV films and mini-series, returning to the U.K. often, in order to direct a number of film projects, culminating in the film, "Sixth Happiness" in 1997.

PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY:
Estate holders were.... 
1. "The Indian and Pakistan Year Book and Who's Who 1951", published by Bennett, Coleman & Co., Ltd., Bombay