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Zainabad (Princely State)

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Information

DynastyMultani Malek
Accession15th February 1948
Villages7
Revenue₹ 150,000
Area78 km2
Population3,456 (1921)
Privy Purse₹ 33,800
Religion Muslim

Present Head/Ruler

Malek Shri MAHOMED SHABBIRKHANJI MAHOMED AZIZKHANJI, present Talukdar of Zainabad since April 1945, born in 1941, educated at Rajkumar College, Rajkot (1959); married Rani Riddhi (Malik), and has issue.

  • Kumari Shri Sabina Malik [?married the Kumar Shri of Sanand]
  • Kumar Shri Dhanraj Malik, born about 1967 married Kumari Zaida (Malik), born about 1973, and has issue.
    • Kumari Shri Selina Malik, born about 1997.
    • Kumar Shri Armaan Malik
  • Kumari Shri Priya Malik

Short History

The Talukdar of the Estate, who was of the Multani Malek race, traced his descent from the Multani Olia (Saint), Khwaja Bahudin Zakaria generally known as Bahawal Haq Multan. Nasirudin, one of the descendents of this Olia, started on a pilgrimage to Mecca with his family, about the middle of the thirteenth century. Near the Vejasar tank, which is situated near Dasada, he killed a deer, at which the Hindu Chief of Patdi took offence, attacked the caravan and killed all its members. The wife and son of Nasirudin escaped to Panchasar which was the capital of Gujarat at the time. When Malek Bakhan, son of Nasirudin, grew to manhood he took revenge on the Patdi Chief, killing him in single combat. Malek Bakhan thereby ingratiated himself in the King of Ahmedabad’s favor who hated the Patdi Chief. The King of Ahmedabad took Malek Bakhan under his care and deputed him on a mission to put down a notorious outlaw named Raw Ratan. Malek Bakhan was successful and for that act was granted the Estate of Dasada. The Taluka was joint with the Dasada Taluka and became a separate entity only in the time of Malek Shri Zain Khanji.

The Taluka had jurisdiction as under:

  • Criminal: Three months rigorous imprisonment and fines to the extent of 200Rs.
  • Civil: To the extent of 500Rs.

Predecessors

  • Malek Shri BAVASAHEB MALUKBHAI, Talukdar of Dasada, married and had issue.
    • Malek Shri Jorawar Khan Bavasaheb (qv)
    • Kumar Shri Maleksaheb Bavasaheb
  • Malek Shri JORAWAR KHAN BAVASAHEB, Talukdar of Dasada -/1906
  • Malek Shri ZAIN KHAN JORAWAR KHAN, Talukdar of Zainabad 1906/1923, born 1st October 1885, succeeded 9th February 1906, he moved to what was then the village of Kalada in 1903, and the village was later renamed after him (Zainabad); married and had issue. He died January 1923.
    • Malek Shri Aziz Mahomed Khanji Zainkhanji (qv)
    • Kumar Shri Hamidkhanji Zainkhanji
  • Malek Shri AZIZ MAHOMED KHANJI ZAINKHANJI, Talukdar of Zainabad 1923/1945, born 22nd June 1917 and succeeded to the gadi on 27th January 1923, married and had issue. He died in April 1945.
    • Malek Shri Mahomed Shabbirkhanji Mahomed Azizkhanji (qv)
  • Malek Shri MAHOMED SHABBIRKHANJI MAHOMED AZIZKHANJI, Talukdar of Zainabad (see above)

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