Mohammad Bahadur Khanji I, who owed allegiance to the Sultan of Ahmedabad, founded the state of Junagadh by expelling the Mughal governor and declaring independence in 1748. Mohammad Bahadur Khanji I, who assumed the name "Zaid Khan" when he came to power in Junagadh, was the founder of the Babi dynasty. His descendants, the Babi Nawabs of Junagadh, conquered large territories in southern Saurashtra and ruled over the state for the next two centuries, first as tributaries of Marathas, and later under the suzerainty of the British.
Junagadh Nawabs and state officials, 19th century.
Mohammad Mahabat Khanji II, the Nawab of Junagarh, with young, Mohammad Bahadur Khanji III. 1870s.
Bahadur Khanji III (r. 1882-1892), Nawab of Junagadh, and state officials, 1880s.
Mohammad Rasul Khanji, Nawab of Junagadh, Bahaduddinbhai Hasainbhai, Wazier, Junagadh, 1890s.
One of the Junagadh family resides in ahmedabad India. the family of Valid ahad shehzada shri Sherzaman Khanji Rasul Khanji Babi bahadur who was the elder brother of last ruling Nawab sahab shri HH Nawab sahab shri Mahabat Khanji III Rasul khanji. His descendants lives in ahmedabad.The present head of the family of Valid ahad shehzada sahab is his great grand son Darbar sahab shri Shamsher Ali Khanji Hayat Khanji Babi sahab of Devgam itself an offshoot of Junagadh state and his representative is his eldest nephew Sahibzada Muzammil Hayat Khanji Anis Mohammad Khanji Babi.