Muhammad Ali Shah
|Muhammad Ali Shah|
|King of Oudh|
|3rd King of Oudh|
|Reign||7 July 1837 – 7 May 1842|
|Coronation||8 July 1837, Farhat Bakhsh Palace, Lucknow|
|Predecessor||Nasir-ud-Din Haidar Shah|
|Successor||Amjad Ali Shah|
|Father||Saadat Ali Khan II|
|Died||7 May 1842
Farhat Bakhsh Palace, Lucknow
|Burial||Husainabad (Chhota) Imambara, Lucknow|
Nasir-ud-din Haidar died without an offspring and Ghazi-ud-din Haidar's queen 'Padshah Begum' put forward Munna Jan, as a claimant to the throne though both Ghazi-ud- din Haidar and Nasir-ud-din Haidar had refused to acknowledge him as belonging to the royal family. The begum forcibly enthroned Munna Jan at Lal Baradari. The British Raj intervened and exploited the situation to their interest. There was first battle between Oudh and British forces. They arrested both the begum and Munna Jan and arranged for the accession of late Nawab Saadat Ali Khan's son, Nasir-ud-daula, under title of 'Muhammad Ali Shah', after getting a written assurance that he will accept any new treaty put up by Governor General. He promised to pay a large sum of money to the British for this.
Muhammad Ali Shah was 63 years of age when he ascended the throne. But he was an experienced man and had seen the glorious days of his father. He started to economise and set right the administration. His administrative, financial and defence powers were reduced very much.
He also started to build an edifice similar to Babylon's minaret or floating garden and named it Satkhanda, but it reached only its fifth storey in 1842 when he died.
Construction of great Jama Masjid situated to west of the Hussainabad Imambara was also started by him but completed after his death.
Naser ad-Din Haydar Solayman Jah Shah
|Padshah-e-Oudh, Shah-e Zaman
7 Jul 1837 – 7 May 1842
Naser ad-Dowla Amjad 'Ali Thorayya Jah Shah
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