Ahmad Ali Khan

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Ahmad Ali Khan
Baeran ul-Mulk (Administrator of the country)
Ihtisham ud-Daulah (Dignifier of the country)
Walla Jah (Of High Rank)
Nahabat Jang (Horror in War)
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Nawab Nazim Ahmad Ali Khan, better known as Walla Jah.
Reign 1821-1824
Titles Nawab Nazim of Bengal, Bihar and Orissa (Nawab of Bengal)
Died October 30, 1824
Place of death Murshidabad Palace, Murshidabad
Buried Jafarganj Cemetery
Predecessor Zain-ud-Din Ali Khan
Successor Mubarak Ali Khan
Issue Mubarak Ali Khan
Dynasty Najafi
Religious beliefs Islam

Sayyid Ahmad Ali Khan (d. October 30, 1824), popularly known as Walla Jah, was the Nawab of Bengal, Bihar and Orissa. He succeeded his half-brother, Zain-ud-Din Ali Khan, after he died on August 6, 1821, without a male issue. Walla Jah was the Nawab of Bengal from 1821 to 1824.

Life[edit]

Early years[edit]

Ahmad Ali Khan, better known as Walla Jah, was the second son of Baber Ali Khan by his second principal wife. He succeeded his half brother, Zain-ud-Din Ali Khan after his death on August 6, 1821 as the Nawab Nazim of Bengal, Bihar and Orissa under the titles of Baeran ul-Mulk (Administrator of the country), Ihtisham ud-Daulah (Dignifier of the country), Walla Jah (Of High Rank) and Nahabat Jang (Horror in War).[1]

Death and succession[edit]

Walla Jah had a short reign of just three years from 1821 until his death on October 30, 1824 at Murshidabad Palace. He was buried at Jafarganj Cemetery and was succeeded by his only child, Mubarak Ali Khan as the Nawab of Bengal, Bihar and Orissa.

Marriage[edit]

Principal wives[edit]

Nawab Nazim Ahmad Ali Khan had only one principal wife as follows:

  • H.H. Nawab Najib-un-nisa Begum Sahiba. She was a Gaddinashin Begum. She died at Murshidabad Palace on August 23, 1858 and was buried at Jafarganj Cemetery.

Mut‘ah wives[edit]

The following is a list of the mut‘ah wives of Nawab Nazim Ahmad Ali Khan and some additional information about them:

  • Name  : Misri Khanum (d. Before-September 23, 1837)
  • Name  : Fatima Khanum
  • Name  : Bibi Rahim-un-nisa
  • Name  : Bibi hayat-un-nisa

Children[edit]

Walla Jah had only one child, who was born as a son by his only principal wife, Najib-un-nisa Begum. He was Mubarak Ali Khan who succeeded Walla Jah as the Nawab Nazim of Bengal, Bihar and Orissa.

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Ahmad Ali Khan
Born: (Unknown) Died: October 30, 1824
Preceded by
Zain-ud-Din Ali Khan
Nawab of Bengal
1821 - 1824
Succeeded by
Mubarak Ali Khan