Munshi Hakimuddin

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Munshi Hakimuddin
Born Tijara
Residence Bhopal and Tijara
Occupation Chief Secretary
Known for Sadr Diwani Adalat

Munshi Hakimuddin (1839–1894) was Chief Secretary at Bhopal state during the period of Nawab Shah Jahan Begum.


Munshi Hakimuddin was ‘Meer Munshi-e Riyasat Bhopal’ (Chief Secretary of the Bhopal state) and hence popularly known as 'Munshi Hakimuddin'. He started his career as Mohtamim (Secretary) of 'Adalat-e- Diwani'. He acquired a distinguished position and status right from the days of Nawab Sikander Jahan Begum.[1]

He was born on 11 Rajab 1251 AH / 1839 AD at Tijara.


Being a poet and author, he penned and edited many books. Few books are:

  • Masnavi Zahr-i Ishq by Mirza Shauq Lakhnavi

Marriage and children[edit]

He was married to Sharifun Nisan, daughter of Ghulam Mustafa of Jhajjar and had three sons Hafiz Mazhar Husain, Naziruddin and Bashiruddin.

Muniruddin 'Munir' was the son of Bashiruddin. Bashiruddin died before the birth of his son Muniruddin 'Munir'. Muniruddin was born in Bhopal on Ramadan 1304 AH/ 1887 AD. He grew up under the care of grandfather Munshi Hakimuddin until 8 years. After hearing his birth, Sultan Shah Jahan, Begum of Bhopal ordered a Mansab of Rs. 30 per month, which he got until the employment.[2] He was a great scholar and poet.[3][4][5]

Family history[edit]

Munshi Hakimuddin was the son of Amanul Haq (died on 13 Sha'aban 1255 AH/1839 AD at Nagpur). Amanul Haq was the son of Shamsul Haq ibn Najmul Haq ibn Mian Abdur Rahman. Amanul Haq was married to Nasibun Nisan, daughter of Abdul Qayyum ibn Ghulam Nabi.

Munshi Hakimuddin died on 15 Sha'aban 1312 AH/1894 AD

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Hakim Syed Zillur Rahman (2008). "Chapter: Munshi Hakimuddin". Hayat Karam Husain (2nd ed.). Aligarh/India: Ibn Sina Academy of Medieval Medicine and Sciences. pp. 208–210. ISBN 978-81-906070-5-6. 
  2. ^ Hakim Syed Zillur Rahman (2008). "Chapter: Muniruddin Munir". Hayat Karam Husain (2nd ed.). Aligarh/India: Ibn Sina Academy of Medieval Medicine and Sciences. pp. 235–236. ISBN 978-81-906070-5-6. 
  3. ^ Mohammad Hasan (son of Muniruddin Munir) & Zikri Bhopali. Majmua-e Kalam, Muniruddin Munir. Bhopal/India: Urdu Academy, Madhya Pradesh. 
  4. ^ Munir Ki Shaksiyat aur Fun by Samina Akhtar (MA Urdu), Bhopal
  5. ^ Muneer Bhopali, Anees Adab (Monthly journal), January 1968, pages 30-32