Baoni State

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Baoni State was a Muslim Princely state in India.[1] It was situated in the Betwa-Yamuna doab, Uttar Pradesh, with Kadaura as its seat of government. The Baoni Royal Family are descendants of the Asaf Jahi ruling family of Hyderabad. The House of Baoni traces its root to Abu Bakr, the First Islamic Caliph.

The state was bounded on the north by the district of Cawnpore in the western district of Jalaun and to the south and east by the district of Hamirpur (all of the United Provinces).


It was founded in 1784 by a branch of the dynasty of Nizam Asaf Jah of Hyderabad State and the rulers took the title of Nawab. The founder was Imad al-Din al-Mulk Ghazi Khan, Asaf Jah of the Nizam of Hyderabad and Wazir of the Mughal Empire, who made a deal with the Maratha Peshwa and got a jagir of 52 villages near of Kalpa. The state entered the British Raj in 1806, following the defeat of the Maratha confederacy. The capital was moved from Kalpa to Kadaura, soon afterwards. The last governor, Muhammad al-Hasan Mushtaq, signed the document of accession to India August 15, 1947 and continued to rule the state that joined the Union of States of Vindhya Pradesh on April 2 of 1948 and remained as head of the state until December 31, 1949.


The flag was divided into three equal strips.


  1. ^ Buyers, Christoper. "Baoni". The Royal Ark. Retrieved 2010-04-12. 


  • Hunter, Sir William Wilson. (1885). The Imperial Gazetteer of India. (Londres: Trübner & Co.). 
  • Hunter, Sir William Hunter; Cotton, James Sutherland; Burn, Richard; Meyer, William Stevenson (1908). The Imperial Gazetteer of India (en anglès). (Oxford: Great Britain India Office, Clarendon Press). 

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