Ghulam Muhammad Sultan Sahib

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His Highness Prince Sahibzada Sayyid walShareef Sir Ghulam Muhammad Sultan Khan Sahib, KCSI (March 1795 in Shreerangapattam – 11 August 1872 in Russapagla, Calcutta) was the fourteenth son of Tipu Sultan.Deported to Calcutta in 1806 along with the remainder of his family seven years after the defeat and death of his father, he was eventually recognised by the Government of India as official head of the family and successor to his father. Knighted in 1870, he died two years later, aged 77, of dengue fever, the last surviving son of Tipu Sultan.

The Succession as Chief Representative of the Family of Tipu Sultan and Royal Family[edit]

Laid down by the Government of India, following Sir Ghulam Muhammad the succession was as follows:

1. His Highness Prince Sahibzada Sayyid walShareef Ahmad Halim-us-Zaman Khan Sultan Sahib (1812-12 November 1894), fourth son of Sir Ghulam Muhammad also known as Sahib Sindh Sultan as he kept his grandmother Sindh Sahibas name. Chief Representative from 11 August 1872-12 November 1894.

2. His Highness Prince Sahibzada Sayyid walShareef Muhammad Farrukh Khan Sultan Sahib (1852-14 December 1896), fourth son of Sayyid walShareef Ahmad Halim-us-Zaman Sahib. Chief Representative from 12 November 1894-14 December 1896.

4. His Highness Prince Sahibzada Sayyid walShareef Muhammad Bakhtiar Khan Sultan Sahib, CIE (19 January 1864-2 January 1913). A grandnephew of Sir Ghulam Muhammad by his elder half-brother His Highness Prince Sahibzada Sayyid walShareef Munir-ud-din Ali Khan Sultan Sahib. Magistrate, Sheriff of Calcutta and Fellow of Calcutta University. Chief Representative from 14 December 1896-2 January 1913.

5. His Highness Prince Sahibzada Sayyid walShareef Muhammad Ghulam Ali Khan Sultan Sahib, son of His Highness Prince Sahibzada Sayyid walShareef Muhammad Farrukh Khan Sultan Sahib. Chief Representative 1913.

6. His Highness Prince Sahibzada Sayyid walShareef Ghulam Hussein Khan Sultan Sahib (d. 19 August 1936), son of His Highness Prince Sahibzada Sayyid walShareef Muhammad Ghulam Ali Khan Sultan Sahib. Chief Representative 1913-19 August 1936.

7. His Highness Prince Sahibzada Sayyid walShareef Hyder Ali Khan Sultan Sahib (d. 18 February 1983), son of Sayyid walShareef Ghulam Hussein Khan Sahib. Chief Representative 19 August 1936-18 February 1983.

8.His Highness Prince Sahibzada Sayyid walShareef Asif Ali Khan Sultan Sahib (born 1949), son of Sayyid walShareef Hyder Ali Khan Sahib. Present Chief Representative since 18 February 1983. He is also Mutawalli to Prince Ghulam Mohammed Waqf Estate. Father of His Highness Prince Sahibzada Sayyid walShareef Firuz Ali Khan Sultan Sahib.

About 60 living descendants of Tipu Sultan live in Calcutta, some of them on the Prince Anwar Shah Road, named after their ancestor. [1][2]

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