Mir Sa'id Muhammad Khan, Salabat Jang

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Mir Sa'id Muhammad Khan
Nawab Subadar of the Deccan
Reign 13 February 1751 – 8 July 1762
Born November 24, 1718
Birthplace Hyderabad, Mughal India
(now in Andhra Pradesh, India)
Died September 16, 1763
Place of death Bidar Fort, Hyderabad State, Mughal India
(now in Karnataka, India)
Buried Mecca Masjid, Hyderabad, Hyderabad State, Mughal India
(now in Andhra Pradesh, India)
Predecessor Muzaffar Jung
Successor Mir Nizam Ali Khan Siddiqi Asaf Jah II
Issue 2 sons
Royal house Chowmahalla Palace
Father Asaf Jah I

Mir Sa'id Muhammad Khan, Salabat Jang (November 24, 1718 – September 16, 1763 in Bidar) was the Nizam (ruler) of Hyderabad. He was the third son of Nizam-ul-Mulk, Asaf Jah I, Nizam of the Deccan. He was appointed as Deputy Viceroy to his elder brother, Ghaziuddin, in 1751. He was proclaimed at the camp near Lakkireddipalli, at French instigation.

Birth

Nawab Sa'id Muhammad Khan Siddiqi Bahadur was born in Hyderabad as the third son of Asaf Jah I before 24 November 1718.

Official title

His official title is Amir ul-Mamalik, Asaf ud-Daula, Nawab Sa'id Muhammad Khan Siddiqi Bahadur, Zafar Jang, Nawab Subadar of the Deccan.

Life

Salabat Jang succeeded as Nizam of Hyderabad after the death of his predecessor and nephew, Nizam Muzaffar Jang. Muzaffar Jang was killed in the Battle of Lakkireddipalli Pass, when the Nawab of Kurnool struck him in the head with a spear on February 13, 1751.

Again the eldest brother of the Nizam, Ghazi-ud-Din Khan Feroze Jung II, was ignored while he was at Delhi serving the Mughal Emperor Ahmad Shah Bahadur. But he would not wait long to contest this ascension. His ascension took place right after the Battle of Lakkireddipalli Pass by the help of French commander Marquis de Bussy-Castelnau.

Salabat Jang was invested by Imperial firman, at Aurangabad, Maharashtra, September 12, 1749. He was granted the titles of Khan Bahadur and Salabat Jang during his father's lifetime and was promoted to Asaf ud-Daula and Zafar Jang in 1751 and Amir ul-Mamalik by the Emperor Alamgir II. He was the ruler of the Hyderabad State in India from 1751 until 1762. Khilwath palace of Hyderabad was built by him.

Death

He was deposed by his brother, Mir Nizam Ali Khan, Asaf Jah II, on July 8, 1762 and ordered held in Bidar Fort prison where he was killed on September 16, 1763. He was buried at Mecca Masjid, Hyderabad. Having had issue two sons at Chowmahalla Palace one on March 12, 1756 and other on March 27, 1759.

Positions held

Mir Sa'id Muhammad Khan, Salabat Jang
Preceded by
Muhyi ad-Din Muzaffar Jang Hidayat
Nizam of Hyderabad
13 February 1751 – 8 July 1762
Succeeded by
Mir Nizam Ali Khan, Asaf Jah II

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