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Nawab Sawar Ali Khan
Neg. No: 8207
Neg. Size: 12" x 15"
Neg. Date: ND
Sitter: Nawab Mohammad Sawar Ali Khan of Kurwai (1901-1986). Husband of Abida Sultan Begum Sahiba, daughter of Hamidullah of Bhopal. [India]

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Image published in The Lafayette Studio
and Princely India
, Roli Books, New Delhi

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Date: [Possibly] 21 April 1922

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Descr: TQL seated

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Photographer: Lafayette Ltd., 179 New Bond Street, London.

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Condition: Broken.

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BORN : 1 DEC 1901

Source : Indian Annual Register Volume 1, 1945 DS401.I34N.N.Mitra,Calcutta

DIED : 1986

Kurwai: Kurwai is a former princely state of British India [in the Bhopal agency], in what is now Vidisha district of Madhya Pradesh state of central India. The state was founded in 1730 by Mohammed Dalal Khan, who established himself as Nawab. Kurwai came under British sovereignty in the early nineteenth century. The state was 368 sq km, and had a population of 24,631 in 1892. His descendants ruled the state until June 15 1948, when the Nawab acceded to the Indian Government. Kurwai became part of the newly-created state of Madhya Bharat, and was added to Vidisha District. Madhya Bharat was merged into Madhya Pradesh on November 1, 1956

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