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Banda (Zamindari)

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ReligionMuslim

Short History

Baji Rao I left three sons: Balaji Baji Rao, Raghunath Rao, and Shamsher Bahadur. Shamsher Bahadur succeeded to his father’s possessions in Bundelkhand and became the Nawab of Banda.

Predecessors

  • Shrimant Peshwa Baji Rao I [Baji Rao Vishwanath Bhatt] 1719/1740, born 18th August 1699, is said to have fought over 36 battles without losing one, he moved the administrative capital of the Maratha Empire from Satara to the new city of Pune in 1728; married (a) Rani Kashibai, married (b), Rani Radhabai, and had issue, as well as issue by his mistress, Mastani Begum Sahiba. He died 25th April 1740 and was cremated on 28th April 1740 at Raverkhed on the Narmada river.
    • Shrimant Peshwa Balaji Baji Rao alias Nana Saheb (by Rani Radhabai)
    • Shrimant Raghunath Rao alias Raghuba (by Rani Kashibai)
    • Shrimant Janardan Rao, died young.
    • Nawab Shamsher Bahadur I of Banda (by Mastani) (qv)
  • Nawab Shamsher Bahadur I (Krishna Rao), Nawab of Banda, born 1734, his father wanted him to be accepted as a Brahmin, but the priests refused and he was brought up as a Muslim, afterwards he was granted the title of Nawab, married Mehrambai (aka Lal Kunwar), daughter of Lakshadhir Dalpatrai, and had issue. Following the disastrous Battle of Panipat, he took refuge at Deeg, Bharatpur, where he died on 14th January 1761, due to his wounds. Maharaja Suraj Mal of Bharatpur had his funeral ceremonies performed with honour and respect and built a mosque and a mausoleum over his grave.
    • Nawab Ali Bahadur I (qv)
  • Nawab Ali Bahadur I, Nawab of Banda 1790/1802, born 1758, married and had issue. He died 28th August 1802.
    • Nawab Shamsher Bahadur II (qv)
    • Nawab Zulfikar Ali (qv)
    • [?Raja Jagat Bahadur fl.1833]
  • Nawab Shamsher Bahadur II, Nawab of Banda 1802/1823, born 1788, died 1823.
  • Nawab Zulfikar Ali Bahadur, Nawab of Banda 1823/1849, born 1800, married and had issue. He died 1849.
    • Nawab Ali Bahadur II (qv)
  • Nawab Ali Bahadur II, Nawab of Banda 1849/1858, born 1835, married and had issue, three sons. He died 1873.
    • Nawab Shamsher Bahadur III (qv)
  • Nawab Shamsher Bahadur III, Nawab of Banda 1873/1923, born 1873, died 1923.
  • Nawab Ahsaan Ali Bahadur, Nawab of Banda 1923/1971, born 1889, died 1971.
  • Nawab Saif Ali Bahadur, Nawab of Banda 1971/1974, born 1890, died 1974 in Sehore, M.P.
  • Nawab Umar Ali Bahadur, Nawab of Banda 1974/-

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