SAVANUR (Princely State)

 
AREA: 189 km¯² PRIVY PURSE: 30,316Rs
ACCESSION: 8th March 1948
STATE: Bombay DYNASTY: Miyana Pathan RELIGION: Muslim
VILLAGES: 25 POPULAtION: 16,830 (1931)
REVENUE: 191,396 Rs (1931)
AGENCY: Dharwar Agency (1931)
     
PRESENT RULER: Nawab ABDUL MAJID KHAN Diler Jang Bahadur, 1st Class Sardar and Nawab of Savanur since February 1993.
born 4th March 1963, Master of Business Administration, Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Commerce, married 25th December 1994 in Balasinor, Gujarat, Begum Anjum Sultana of Balasinor, and has issue.
  • Nawabzadi Khaleequnnissa Jehan Begum
  • Nawabzadi Nasiha Jehan Begum
PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: The state was founded in 1672 when the jagir of Sarkar Bankapur was granted to Sardar Abdu'l Karim Khan, a pathan of the Miyana tribe. Rulers were.....
  • Nawab ABDU'L KARIM KHAN, Jagirdar of Sarkar Bankapur 1672/1686, a sardar in the service of the Sultans of Bijaipur, was granted the jagir of Sarkar Bankapur in 1672, which formed the nucleus of Savanur State, Wazir of Bijaipur 1675/1677, later also granted the jagir of Miraj, married (amongst others), a daughter of Nawab Masaud Khan, Chief of Adwani, and had issue.
    • Nawabzada Abdu'l Nabi Khan (eldest), ancestor of the Nawabs of Kadapa in Madras.
    • Nawabzada Mahmad Ikhlas Khan
    • Nawabzada Abdu'l Aziz Khan
    • Nawab Abdu'l Rauf Khan Diler Jang Bahadur (qv)
  • Nawab ABDU'L RAUF KHAN Diler Jang Bahadur, Jagirdar of Sarkar Bankapur 1686/1720, confirmed in the jagir of Sarkar Bankapur in 1686, Diler Khan Bahadur Diler Jang [cr.1686], he was granted the jagirs of Torgal and Azmingara as well as a Mansab of 7000 zat and 6,000 sawar on 13th September 1686 by Padshah Aurangzeb, he was stripped of his possessions by Tipu Sultan and was compensated with a pension orf Rs48,000 by the Peshwa, this was subsequently converted to a grant of territory equal in value; married (amongst others), a daughter of Sultan 'Ali 'Adil Shah, Sultan of Bijapur, and had issue, twelve sons. He died 12th June 1720.
    • Nawab Abdu'l Fatah Khan Diler Jang Bahadur (qv)
    • Nawab Abdu'l Muhammed Khan Diler Jang Bahadur (qv)
    • Nawabzada Abdu'l Rasul Khan
    • Nawabzada Abdu'l Karim Khan
    • Nawab Abdu'l Ghaffar Khan Diler Jang Bahadur (qv)
    • Nawabzada Abdu'l Sattar Khan, Regent of Savanur 1726/1730, died 1730.
    • Nawabzada Abdu'l Qasim Khan
    • Nawabzada Abdu'l Ruzzaq Khan
    • Nawabzada Abdu'l Mukim Khan
    • Nawabzada Abdu'l Mahmud Khan
    • Nawabzada Abdu'l Kasim Khan
  • Nawab ABDU'L FATAH KHAN Diler Jang Bahadur, Nawab of Savanur in 1720 (June to September), died sp in September 1720.
  • Nawab ABDU'L MUHAMMED KHAN Diler Jang Bahadur, Nawab of Savanur 1720/1721, died sp in March 1721.
  • Nawab ABDU'L GHAFFAR KHAN Diler Jang Bahadur, Nawab of Savanur 1721/1726, married and had issue. He died 27th March 1726.
    • Nawab Abdu'l Majid Khan Diler Jang Bahadur (qv)
    • Nawabzada Abdu'l Kasim Khan
  • Nawab ABDU'L MAJID KHAN Diler Jang Bahadur, Nawab of Savanur 1726/1754, installed on the gaddi 19th October 1730, married and had issue, nine sons. He died 1754
    • Nawab Abdu'l Hakim Khan Diler Jang Bahadur (qv)
    • Nawabzada Abdu'l Khalim Khan
    • Nawabzada Rasul Khan
    • Nawabzada Nabi Khan
    • Nawabzada Kasim Khan
    • Nawabzada Gannu Khan
    • Nawabzada Abdu'l Karim Khan
    • Nawabzada Abdu'l Samad Khan
    • Nawabzada Abdu'l Ruzzaq Khan
  • Nawab ABDU'L HAKIM KHAN Diler Jang Bahadur, Nawab of Savanur 1754/1794, installed 5th November 1754, married and had issue, twenty-two sons. He died 20th February 1794, buried at Khadarbag in Savanur.
    • Nawab Abdu'l Khayr Khan Diler Jang Bahadur (by Sumkhanduma Saheb) (qv)
    • Nawabzada Abdu'l Samad Khan
    • Nawab Abdu'l Hussain Khan Diler Jang Bahadur (qv)
    • Nawabzada Abdu'l Rahim Khan
    • Nawabzada Abdu'l Jawar Khan
    • Nawabzada Hafiz Khan
    • Nawabzada Abdu'l Rashid Khan
    • Nawabzada Abdu'l Kasim Khan
    • Nawabzada Abdu'l Latif Khan
    • Nawabzada Abdu'l Halik Khan
    • Nawabzada Abdu'l Mohsin Khan
    • Nawabzada Abdu'l Firuz Khan
    • Nawabzada Abdu'l Ahmad Khan
    • Nawabzada Abdu'l Mahmud Khan
    • Nawabzada Abdu'l Majid Khan
    • Nawabzada Abdu'l Kudus Khan
    • Nawabzada Abdu'l Chhemli Khan
    • Nawabzada Abdu'l Shekas Khan
    • Nawabzada Abdu'l Karim Khan
    • Nawabzada Abdu'l Diler Khan
    • Nawabzada Abdu'l Kham Khan
    • Nawabzada Abdu'l Fatah Khan
    • Nawabzadi Nawaz Begum, married 1779, Abdul Karim of Mysore.
  • Nawab ABDU'L HUSSAIN KHAN Diler Jang Bahadur, Nawab of Savanur in 1794 (9 months), married and had issue. He died 1794.
    • Nawabzada Abdu'l Rahim Khan
  • Nawab ABDU'L KHAYR KHAN Diler Jang Bahadur, Nawab of Savanur 1794/1827, installed 18th December 1794, married (amongst others), 1779, Sultan Begum, daughter of Haidar Ali of Mysore, and had issue, seven sons. He died 2nd November 1827.
    • Nawab Abdu'l Fayaz Khan Diler Jang Bahadur (qv)
    • Nawab Abdu'l Munawwar Khan Diler Jang Bahadur (qv)
    • Nawab Abdu'l Diler Khan Diler Jang Bahadur (qv)
    • Nawabzada Abdu'l Namwar Khan, died young.
    • Nawabzada Abdu'l Mubariz Khan (by Rajibi Saheb), married the daughter of Shamas Khan Khanjada.
    • Nawabzada Hyder Hussain Khan (by Sultan Begum)
    • Nawabzada Abdu'l Manawar Khan, married the daughter of Chhamu Khan Khanjada.
    • ?Nawabzada Dula Khan (by Rajibi Saheb)
  • Nawab ABDU'L FAYAZ KHAN Diler Jang Bahadur, Nawab of Savanur 1827/1828 (2 months and 10 days), married 1825 , the daughter of Ruknuddin Hussain Khan Bahadur, and had issue. He died spm .
  • Nawab ABDU'L MUNAWWAR KHAN Diler Jang Bahadur, Nawab of Savanur 1828/1834, born 1805, installed 11th March 1828, married the daughter of Sahibzada Hussain Miya Khanjada, and had issue. He died about June 1834.
    • Nawabzadi (name unknown), born (posthumously) 16th December 1834.
  • Nawab ABDU'L DILER KHAN Diler Jang Bahadur, Nawab of Savanur 1834/1862, M.L.C. (Bombay), he was invested with full criminal jurisdiction in 1857 and in 1860 he was invested with full civil jurisdiction as a mark of the Government's favour; married (amongst others), 1824 the daughter of Syed Ahmad walad Syed Mahmud Shah Kumdan, and had issue, six sons and five daughters. He died 1862.
    • Nawab Abdu'l Khayr Khan II Diler Jang Bahadur (qv)
    • Nawabzada Abdu'l Qasim Khan, born c1823, married the daughter of Hasan Miya Khanjada of Basavanakoppa, and had issue.
      • Nawab Abdu'l Tabriz Khan Diler Jang Bahadur (qv)
    • Nawabzada Muzaffar Khan, born about 1825.
    • Nawabzada Abdu'l Majid Khan, born about 1827, married 1848, the daughter of Daud Khan Saheb.
    • Nawabzada Abdu'l Hakim Khan, born about 1829, married 1848, the daughter of Mahmad Daulat Khan Saheb.
    • Nawabzada Abdu'l Karim Khan, born about 1834, married 1848, the daughter of Hayat Khan Saheb.
  • Nawab ABDU'L KHAYR KHAN II Diler Jang Bahadur, Nawab of Savanur 1862/1868, born about 1822, he was granted a sanad of adoption in 1866; married 1841, the daughter of Mahmad Ghous Khan, Dewan of Savanur, and had issue. He died in May 1868.
    • Nawab Abdu'l Diler Khan II Diler Jang Bahadur (qv)
  • Nawab ABDU'L DILER KHAN II Diler Jang Bahadur, Nawab of Savanur 1868/1884, born 1862, installed 10th February 1869, died sp in 1884.
  • Nawab ABDU'L TABRIZ KHAN Diler Jang Bahadur, Nawab of Savanur 1885/1892, born 1864 (#1), married and had issue, one son and three daughters. He died 26th July 1892 (#3 p.6) at Dharwad.
  • Maj. Meherban Nawab ABDU'L MAJID KHAN II Diler Jang Bahadur, Nawab of Savanur 1893/- , born 7th October 1890 (#3 p.6) and succeeded to the throne on 30th January 1893 (#2), installed 12th November 1912 (#3 p.7), educated at Dharwad till 1900, Rajkumar College, Rajkot till 1908, Mayo College, Ajmer and M.A.O. College, Aligarh as well as three years with the Imperial Cadet Corps at Dehra Dun 1909/1912, he was appointed to the rank of Honorary Lieutenant in the Indian Land Forces on 28th November 1912 and Honorary A.D.C. to His Excellency Lord Sydenham on 13th August 1912 and to His Excellency Lord Willingdon on 8th May 1913; he saw action with the Indian Expeditionary Forces employed in the Persian Gulf in November 1914, he was appointed A.D.C. to Lt.-Gen. Sir A. Barret, G.O.C. the Expeditionary Force (D); he was mentioned in  despatches; he returned to India on 20th April 1915 and for his services rendered during WWI, he was promoted to Honorary Captain in the Army on 1st January 1918 (#3 p.7); he was appointed Adjutant to the Body Guard of His Excellency Lord Willingdon on 24th July 1917 and afterwards to His Excellency the Governor of Bombay; married September 1912, Nawab Khaliqunnissa Begum, daughter of Nawab Afsar-ul-Mulk, and had issue, four sons and three daughters.
    • Nawabzada Abdu'l Hamid Khan, born 6th March 1919.
    • Nawab Abdu'l Rashid Khan Diler Jang Bahadur (qv)
    • Nawabzada Abdu'l Sayeed Khan
    • Nawabzada Abdu'l Wahid Khan
    • Nawabzadi Shahnur Jahan Begum, born 4th October 1914, married Maj. Nawabzada Syed-uj-Jafar Khan Fakr-ul-Mulk of Bhopal, and had issue.
      • Sahibzadi Enver Zia Sultana, married 1960, Shri Mahendra Mathur, son of Amarnath Mathur, a Zamindar of North India, and has issue.
        • Varun Mathur
        • Ira Mathur Mohammed
        • Rashimi Mathur Fairfield
    • Nawabzadi Hasin Pasha Begum, born 14th August 1923, married Sahibzada Imtiaz Khan of Sachin, and had issue. She died 13th June 2005.
    • Nawabzadi Nayim Pasha Begum, born 3rd May 1927,
  • Nawab ABDU'L RASHID KHAN Diler Jang Bahadur, Nawab of Savanur -/1993, born in March 1929, married Nawab Safinaz Jahan Begum Saheba, and had issue. He died in February 1993
    • Nawab Abdul Majid Khan Diler Jang Bahadur (qv)
    • Nawabzadi Yaseen Sultan Jehan Saheba [HH Nawab Firdaus Zamani Begum Saheba], born 27th March 1968 in Hyderabad, married 28th December 1987, HH Nawab Syed Mohammad Kazim Ali Khan Sahib, Nawab of Rampur, and has issue, two sons.
  • Nawab ABDUL MAJID KHAN Diler Jang Bahadur, Nawab of Savanur (see above)
1. "The Golden Book of India"; LETHBRIDGE, Roper, MacMillan & Co., 1893 p. 485
2. "Indian Annual Register" , N. N. Nitra, Calcutta 1945
3. "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