|PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY:
The Ruling family are Pathans of the Buner tribe. In the
reign of Emperor Mohammad Shah Ghazi, one Tola Khan or
Taleh Khan left his home in the Buner country and took
service in Rohilkhand withA li Mohammad Khan, a Rohilla of
distinction. His son, Hayat Khan, became possessed of some
landed property in Sarai Tarin in the district of
Moradabad, and to him, in 1768, was born Amir Khan, the
founder of Tonk in 1817 by a grant of land by the ruler of
Indore. Rulers were ....
- HH Nawab AMIR ALI
KHAN, 1st Nawab of Tonk 1818/1834, born 1768,
he began life as a petty mercenary leader, and rose in
1798 to be Commander of a large independent army in
the service of Jaswant Rao Holkar and was employed in
the campaigns against Scindia, the Maratha Peshwa and
in assisting to levy the contribution exacted from
Rajputana and Malwa, in 1806, Holkar granted to him,
the pargana of Tonk, and he had previously received
the division of Sironj, that same year, he transferred
his allegiance to the Maharaja of Jaipur, then at war
with the Maharaja of Jodhpur, and after crusking the
latter, changed sides and reduced the former; having
plundered both states, in 1809, he proceeded against
the Raja of Nagpur but was warned off by the British
Government and returned to Rajputana for more plunder,
in 1817, the Marquess of Hastings, offered him the
sovereignty of all tracts bestowed on him by Maharaja
Holkar, on condition of his disbanding his army,
finding resistance would be useless, he acquiesced and
some of his troops enlisted in the British service,
while Rampura fort and the division of Aligarh Rampura
were presented to him as a free gift, these
arrangements were embodied in a treaty in 1817;
married and had issue, nine sons and seven daughters.
He died 1834.
- HH Wazir-ud-daula Nawab Haafiz Muhammed Wazir Khan
- Sahibzada Ibadullah Khan
Nawab Haafiz MUHAMMED WAZIR KHAN Bahadur, 2nd
Nawab of Tonk 1834/1864, during the 1857 mutiny, he
repulsed with comparatively few men, an attack made on
the Tonk Fort, by the combined forces, numbering some
17,000 men of the Nawab of Banda and Tantia Topi; in
recognition of his bravery displayed on this occasion,
the Nawab's salute was raised from 15 to 17 guns, he
also received a sanad guaranteeing the Tonk succession
according to the Muslim law of succession on the
failure of natural heirs; married and had issue. He
- HH Nawab Muhammed Ali Khan (qv)
- Iftikhar ul-umra Fakhr ul-mulk Sahibzada Sir
Muhammed Obaidullah Khan Firuz Jang, Jagirdar of
Sop, C.S.I., C.I.E. [cr.1900], Minister, married and
had issue. He died October 1900.
- Fakhr ul-umra Iftikhar ul-mulk Sahibzada
Muhammed Abdul Alim Khan Firuz Jang
- Sahibzada Muhammed Abdur Rahman Khan
- HH Nawab Auliya Begum Sahiba, married (as his
first wife), 1837, HH Mautashim-ud-daula Nawab Ghaus
Mohammed Khan Bahadur Shaukat Jung, Nawab of Jaora.
HH Nawab MUHAMMED
ALI KHAN, 3rd Nawab of Tonk 1864/1867, he was
deposed for his complicity in the attack made on the
uncle and followers of the Thakur Saheb of Lawa, one
of the chief feudatories of the state, the salute was
reduced to 11 guns and he was exiled to Benares where
he died, having been granted an annual stipend of Rs
60,000; married and had issue. He died at Benares in
- HH Amin-ud-daula Wazir-ul-mulk Nawab Sir Hafiz
Muhammed Ibrahim Ali Khan Bahadur Saulat-i-Jang (qv)
- Sahibzada Muhammed Ishaq Khan, a Tazimi Sardar of
Tonk, Nazim Civil Court and Kharkhanejat; appointed
Nazim of Tonk on 1st August 1903; awarded at various
times the following titles, Azam ul-Umra, Wiqar
ul-Mulk, Khan Bahadur and Sitwat-i-Jang by the
Darbar. He died after 1914.
- Sahibzada Muhammed Abdul Samad Khan, a Tazimi
Sardar of Tonk, has been conferred the titles of
Muin ul-Umra, Mumtaz ul-Mulk, Khan Bahadur and
Ghazanfar-i-Jang by the State, married and had
issue. He died after 1914.
- Sahibzada Muhammed Abdul Rahim Khan, a Tazimi
Sardar of Tonk and jagirdar of Loharwala (8,400Rs),
Nazim of Sironj Pargana, he served as Chief of the
Army and as Home Member of the State Council; he has
been conferred with the titles of Afzal ul-Umra,
Mumtaz ul-Mulk, Khan Bahadur and Muzaffar-i-Jang by
the State. He died after 1914.
- Sahibzada Muhammed Abdul Wahab Khan, a Tazimi
Sardar of Tonk and jagirdar ofBaori (8,400Rs), Nazim
of the Criminal Court and Muhammedan Law Court,
Judicial Member of the State Council; he has been
conferred with the titles of Najm ul-Umra, Ihtisham
ul-Mulk, Khan Bahadur and Safdar-i-Jang by the
State. He died after 1914.
- Sahibzada Muhammed Abdul Hamid Khan, a Tazimi
Sardar of Tonk, he has been conferred with the
titles of Wiqar ul-Umra, Aitemad ul-Mulk, Khan
Bahadur and Dilawar-i-Jang by the State. He died
- Sahibzada Muhammed Shafiullah Khan, a Tazimi
Sardar of Tonk. He died after 1914.
- Sahibzada Muhammed Rafiq Khan, a Tazimi Sardar of
Tonk. He died after 1914.
- Sahibzadi (name
unknown), married a nephew of Nawab Kalb
Ali Khan of Rampur.
- Sahibzadi Rafaqat Zamani Begum, married Shahzada
Mirza Surayya Jah of the Mughal Imperial
Family, and had issue.
Wazir-ul-mulk Nawab Sir Hafiz MUHAMMED IBRAHIM ALI
KHAN Bahadur Saulat-i-Jang G.C.S.I.,
G.C.I.E., 4th Nawab of Tonk 1867/1930 born 8th
November 1849, he succeeded to the gadi on 20th
December 1867 on the deposition of his father, during
his minority the administration was carried on by a
Council of Regency of five members, presided over by
Sahibzada Obeidullah Khan and assisted by Captain J.
Blair, an assistant to the Honorable the Agent to the
Governor-General in Rajputana; he was invested with
ruling powers on 1st January 1870; he attended the
Coronation Darbars at Delhi on 1st January 1903 and
12th December 1911; G.C.I.E. [cr.1890], G.C.S.I. [cr.
Jan-1913], married 6 wives (3 of the Tonk family
(Senior wife, died in April 1907), 1 of a Pathan
family and 1 from Rampur, daughter or niece of Nawab
Kalb Ali Khan), and had issue, 21 sons and 14
daughters, as well as further issue, about 60 children
in all. He died 23rd June 1930 (#2
- Sahibzada Muhammed Abdul Hafiz Khan Bahadur, born
1876, Heir Apparent, educated at Mayo College,
Ajmer, and at the Muhammedan Anglo Oriental College,
Aligarh; married and had issue, one son. He died in
- HH Saiduddaula Wazir ul-Mulk Nawab Hafiz Sir
Muhammed Sa'adat Ali Khan (qv)
- Sahibzada Muhammed Abdur Rashid Khan, born 17th
March 1880, died after 1930.
- Sahibzada Muhammed Abdullah Khan, born 23rd March
1880, died after 1930.
- Sahibzada Muhammed Abdul Wahid Khan, born 28th
June 1884, Superintendent of Forests in Tonk State.
He died after 1930.
- HH Mumtaz ud-daula Wazir ul-mulk Nawab Hafiz
Muhammed Faruq Ali Khan Sahib Bahadur Sowlat-i-Jang
- Sahibzada Muhammed Masud Ali Khan, born 17th
August 1886, Superintendent of Gardens and
Karkhanejats in Tonk State. He died after 1914.
- Sahibzada Muhammed Turab Ali Khan, born 1887
- Sahibzada Muhammed Iftikhar Ali Khan, born 5th
November 1887, he has been conferred the titles of
Mafkhar ul-Umra, Muin ul-Mulk and Samsam-i-Jang by
the State. He died after 1930.
- Sahibzada Muhammed Zabr Ali Khan, born 1888
- Sahibzada Muhammed Usman Ali Khan, born 1889
- Sahibzada Muhammed Ismail Khan, died vp
- Sahibzada Muhammed Yusuf Ali Khan, died vp
- Sahibzada Muhammed Yunas Ali Khan, died vp
- Sahibzada Muhammed Ghiyasuddin Khan, died vp
- Sahibzada Muhammed Alauddin Khan, died vp
- Sahibzada Muhammed Sadik Ali Khan, died vp
- Sahibzada Muhammed Iftikhar Ali Khan, died vp
- HH Nawab Hafiz Muhammed Ismail Khan (qv)
- HH Nawab Hafiz Muhammed Massoom Ali Khan (qv)
- Sahibzada Muhammed Yakub Ali Khan, born 1910 or
3rd June 1930, last (in 1989) living son of Tonk’s
fourth ruler, Nawab Muhammad Ibrahim Ali Khan;
educated at Mayo College, Ajmer.
HH Saiduddaula Wazir
ul-Mulk Nawab Hafiz Sir MUHAMMED SA'ADAT ALI KHAN
Sahib Bahadur Saulat-i-Jang G.C.I.E., 5th
Nawab of Tonk 1930/1947, born 13th February 1879 (#2 p.289), G.C.I.E. [cr.
1.1.1934], married and had issue, two sons and four
daughters. He died 31st May 1947.
- Sahibzada Muhammed Sadiq Ali Khan, born 18th
- Sahibzada Muhammed Mazhar Ali Khan, born 3rd
HH Mumtaz ud-daula
Wazir ul-mulk Nawab Hafiz MUHAMMED FARUQ ALI KHAN
Sahib Bahadur Saulat-i-Jang, 6th Nawab of
Tonk 1947/1948, born 8th August 1885, married and had
issue, died 1948.
HH Nawab Hafiz
MUHAMMED ISMAIL ALI KHAN, 7th Nawab of Tonk
1948/1974, born 31st January 1917, married HH Nawab
Begum Batool Bi, daughter of Nawabzada Ubaidullah Khan
of Bhopal, and had
issue. He died 1974.
- ?Nawabzada Muhammed Hebat Ali Khan, married
(div.), Samina Hyat (married 2ndly, Shahzada
Shakirullah Khan Durrani, and had further issue),
and had issue.
- Sahibzadi Rubina Begum, born 1951.
HH Nawab Hafiz
MUHAMMED MASOOM ALI KHAN, 8th Nawab of Tonk
1974/1994, born 1923, educated at Mayo College, Ajmer;
he was granted the titles of Rasul ul-Umara, Taj
ul-Mulk, Sujat-i-Jang; married and had issue, five
sons and three daughters. He died on 4th September
- Nawabzadi Muzaffar-un-nisa Begum
- HH Nawab Hafiz Aftab Ali Khan (qv)
- Nawabzada Mumtaz Ali Khan
- Nawabzada Ibrahim Ali Khan
- Nawabzada Mohammad Ali Khan
- Nawabzada Hamid Ali Khan
- Nawabzadi Sarwat Khan
- Nawabzadi Ishrat Khan
HH Nawab Hafiz
AFTAB ALI KHAN, 9th Nawab of Tonk (see above)
- Sahibzada Sardar Muhammed Khan, born 22nd May 1886,
first cousin of the Nawab of Tonk, educated at Mayo
College (Class Captain 1907/1910), joined Bombay
Provincial Civil Service in 1910, Collector and
District Magistrate 1931, second member of the State
Council of Junagadh 1936, J.P., Diwan, President of
the State Council of Junagadh 1939; married and had
issue, three sons.
- Sahibzada Mohammad Wazir Khan
- Sahibzada Mohammad Iqbal Khan
- Sahibzada Mohammad Shamsher Khan
- Sahibzada Abdul Munim Khan, Class-Captain at Mayo
College, Ajmer 1917/1918
- Sahibzada Abdul Hdi. Khan, Class-Captain at Mayo
College, Ajmer 1937/1938
- Sahibzada Shuja'at Ali Khan, Class-Captain at Mayo
College, Ajmer 1938/1939
- Sahibzada Ahmed Ali Khan, Class-Captain at Mayo
College, Ajmer 1939/1940