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About Jamiluddin Aali

Family History
The state of Loharu was founded by Nawab Ahmad Baksh Khan in 1803, after he received it from the ruler of Alwar, and Ferozepur Jhirka from Lord Lake, both forming his reward for services rendered during the Maratha Wars. However, most of the lands so granted were confiscated after his son and successor, Nawab Shams-ud-din Ahmad Khan, was deposed and executed for the murder of the British Resident, Simon Fraser, in 1835. Thereafter, the family territories were restricted to Loharu and some property in the City of Delhi.

Despite their loss of territory, the family continued to play and important part in public affairs throughout the period of British rule, and beyond. Several members of the family have been amongst the finest poets and literary figures of the Urdu language. Amongst them, Dagh Dehlvi, the son of Nawab Shams ud-din, and Mirza Ghalib and Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, both connected by marriage to the family.

1884 - 1920 The Honourbale Fakhr ud-Daula, Nawab Haji Mirza Sir Amir ud-din Ahmad Khan Bahadur [Farrukh Mirza], Nawab of Loharu, was the grandson of Nawab Ahmad Bakhsh Khan,. He played a role in Indian affairs far greater than his tiny state could warrant. He was frequently consulted by the British authorities on most matters that concerned the Muslim communities, not only in India, but also abroad. A member of the Punjab and Central Legislatures, and the Council of State, he served as Manager of the state of Malerkotla and on the staff of the Political Department in Iraq. He abdicated in favour of his eldest son in 1920, but then returned to act as regent for his infant son on his death in 1926. He finally retired for good in 1931 after fifty years of public service.

He received KIH silver medal (1877), Delhi Durbar medals (1903 and 1911) and Silver Jubilee medal (1935). He married his first wife at Delhi, in August 1877, Nawab Akhtari Begum Sahiba, daughter of Sahibzada Mirza Shihab ud-din Ahmad Khan. He married a second time in 1918, Nawab Amat ul-Rahim Begum Sahiba. Nawab Jamila Begum Sahiba was his third wife and he married a fourth time to Khanum Sahiba. He died at Delhi, 19th January 1937 and is buried in the Loharu enclosure, Dargah of Qutb Sahib, Mahrauli. He had nine sons and seven daughters from his wives. The sons were:

  1. Nawabzada Mirza Muiz ud-din Ahmad Khan [Akbar Mirza]. b. at Delhi, 1885 (s/o Akhtari Begum).
  2. H.E. Fakhr ud-Daula, Nawab Mirza Aiz ud-din Ahmad Khan Bahadur [Azam Mirza], Nawab of Loharu (s/o Akhtari Begum) –
  3. Sahibzada Mirza Izaz ud-din Ahmad Khan [Shahrukh Mirza]. b. at Loharu House, Delhi, 25th February 1887,
  4. Sahibzada Mirza Rukn ud-din Ahmad Khan.
  5. Sahibzada Mirza Aitizaz ud-din Ahmad Khan [Humayun Mirza] (s/o Akhtari Begum).
  6. Sahibzada Mirza Afzal ud-din Ahmad Khan (s/o Jamila Khatun).
  7. Sahibzada Mirza Jamil ud-din Ali Khan. b. at Delhi, 1st January 1926 (s/o Jamila Khatun) married to Sahibzadi Tayiba Begum, daughter of Sahibzada Mirza Samsan ud-din Ahmad Khan.
  8. Sahibzada Mirza Iftikhar 'Ali Khan.
  9. Sahibzada Mirza Sher 'Ali Khan

The daughters were:

  1. Sahibzadi Fakhr un-nisa Begum Sahiba (eldest d/o Akhtari Begum).
  2. Nawab Bilqis Begum Sahiba [Lady Ahmad] (second d/o Akhtari Begum
  3. Nawab Shahar Banu Begum Sahiba. b. at Delhi, 1893 (d/o Akhtari Begum).
  4. Nawab Mehr Banu Begum Sahiba (d/o Akhtari Begum).
  5. Sahibzadi Tahira Begum. b. 1928 (d/o Jamila Begum).
  6. Sahibzadi Nadira Begum. b. 1932 (d/o Jamila Begum).
  7. Sahibzadi Chamu Begum