Sitter: Major-General H.H. Sikander Saulat, Iftikhar ul-Mulk, Haji Nawab Hafiz Sir Muhammad Hamidullah Khan Bahadur, Nawab of Bhopal, GCSI (3.6.1932, CSI 1921), GCIE (3.6.1929), CVO (17.3.1922), Assoc. KStJ. (1894-1960)
Date: 1925-1926 (?)
Occasion: Visit to England, 27 September 1925 to 19 May 1926, to assure his succession as ruler of Bhopal (?)
Location: The Lafayette studio, 160 New Bond Street, London.
Descr: FL standing.
Costume: [Probably] Uniform of a Bhopal Victoria Lancer.
Orders, Decorations & Medals: Badge of a Companion of The Order of the Star of India [CSI cr 1921]; (1) badge of a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order [CVO cr 1922];(2) Coronation Medal 1911; Delhi Darbar Medal 1911; probably Sultania Gold (?) Medal, also known as Tamgha-i-Farmanrawa (Ruler's Medal)
Furniture & Props: -
Photographer: Lafayette Ltd., 160 New Bond Street, London.
Evidence of photographer at work: -
No of poses: 1.
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Biog: Dictionary of National Biography; Who's Who; The Times, 5 February 1960, p 15c; Who's Who In India, Lucknow, 1911; John Lord, The Maharajahs, London, 1972, pp 99-101. Abida Sultaan, Memoirs of a Rebel Princess, Karachi, 2004
Occasion: The Times, 5 February 1960, p 15c & 20 March 1926, p 11f, 18 May 1926, p 7d; see also The Times, 14 September 1925, p 11i, 26 September 1925, p 11f; 28 September 1925, p 17b; 2 October 1925, p 15b; 8 October 1925, p 13g, 10 October 1925, p 16c; 12 October 1925, p 19b; 13 November 1925, p 14b, 24 November 1925, p 17b; 13 March 1926, p 15b; 8 April 1926, p 11f; 4 May 1926, p 11b; 8 May 1926, p 4g & 20 May 1926, p 13b.
Orders, Decorations & Medals: (Order of the Star of India & Royal Victorian Order) Burke's Peerage; (Coronation & Darbar medals) Howard N. Cole, Coronation and Royal Commemorative Medals 1887-1977, London, 1977; (Sultania Gold medal) A.N. McClenaghan.
Reproduced: The Illustrated London News, 3 April 1926, p 624 (cropped); The Times, 5 February 1960, p 15c, (cropped, with obituary).
Acknowledgements: (Orders, etc.) Mrs. S.K. Hopkins, Head of Department of Uniform, Badges and Medals, The National Army Museum, London; (Costume and Orders, etc.) A.N. McClenaghan, Editor, Durbar Magazine; Christopher J Buyers.
1. Announced in the Gazette of India, 1 January 1921 - "for war service"
2. Announced in the Gazette of India, 28 July 1922 - "for the Prince of Wales's tour"