Nasir-ud-Din Haidar Shah

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Nasir-ud-din Haidar Shahi
King of Oudh
Nasir ad-Din Haider Shah.jpeg
Flag of Awadh.svg 2nd King of Oudh
Reign19 October 1827 – 7 July 1837
Coronation20 October 1827, Lucknow
PredecessorGhaziuddin Haider
SuccessorMuhammad Ali Shah
Born9 September 1803
Died7 July 1837
Full name
Abul Mansur Qutubuddin Sulaiman Jah Shah Jahan 'NASIR-UD-DIN HAIDAR
FatherGhazi-ud-Din Haidar Shah
Nasir al-Din Haidar Shah is seen seated at a table with a British officer on his left and an English lady on his right

Nasir-ud-Din Haidar Shah (Hindi: नासिर उद दीन हैदर शाह, Urdu: ناصر الدیں حیدر شاہ ‎) (b.9 September 1803 – d. 7 July 1837) was the second King of Oudh from 19 October 1827 to 7 July 1837.[1][2]


He was the son of Ghazi-ud-Din Haidar Shah.[3] After the death of Ghazi-ud-din Haidar his son Nasir-ud-din Haider ascended the throne on 20 October 1827 at the age of 25 years.[2] He was fond of women and wine[2] and had believed in astrology and astronomy.[3] He made additions of Darshan Vilas to Claude Martin's house – Farhat Buksh in 1832.[3]


He was poisoned by members of the court.[3] As he had no offspring, there was a succession crisis. The queen mother, Padshah Begum, put Munna Jan on the throne, but he was not acknowledged as a member of the royal family. The British intervened, jailing both Padshah Begum and Munna Jan. They enthroned Nasir-ud-daula, son of the late Nawab Saadat Ali Khan.[3]

Preceded by
Ghazi ad-Din Rafa`at ad-Dowla Abu´l-Mozaffar Haydar Khan
Padshah-e Oudh, Shah-e Zaman
19 Oct 1827 – 7 Jul 1837
Succeeded by
Mo`in ad-Din Abu´l-Fath Mohammad `Ali Shah


  1. ^ Princely States of India
  2. ^ a b c HISTORY OF AWADH (Oudh) a princely State of India by Hameed Akhtar Siddiqui
  3. ^ a b c d e "Nasir-ud-din Haider (1827-1873)". Lucknow Information centre. Archived from the original on 10 April 2009.


  1. ^ title after death

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