Nawab Ali Haider Khan

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Ali Haider Khan
Native name
নবাব আলী হায়দর খাঁন
Born11 February 1900
Died30 June 1963
ResidencePrithimpassa Nawab Bari
NationalityBritish Raj (Bengali Sylheti)
CitizenshipBritish Raj
OccupationPolitician, minister
Years active58
EraBritish Bengal
Home townLongla, Kulaura
PredecessorNawab Moulvi Ali Amjad Khan
SuccessorNawab Ali Asghar Khan
Political partyIndependent Muslim Party
Spouse(s)Murshidzadi Husne Ara Begum
ChildrenAli Safdar Khan, Syedatunnessa Begum, Ali Sarwar Khan
  • Nawab Moulvi Ali Amjad Khan (father)
RelativesWasif Ali Mirza Khan (father-in-law), Ali Asghar Khan (brother)
FamilyPrithimpassa Family

Nawab Ali Haider Khan (1900 – June 30, 1963), was a Bengali noble in British India.[1]


He was born in Assam, and lived in his estate at Prithimpassa, Sylhet, Bengal Presidency. In 1916 he married Murshidzadi Husna Ara Begum, the eldest child of Nawab Wasif Ali Mirza Khan Bahadur of Murshidabad. They had three children - Nawab Ali Safdar Khan, Syeddunnessa Begum and Nawab Ali Sarwar Khan.

Ali Haider Khan was Minister of Agriculture in the cabinet of Sir Muhammed Saadulah. From 1942-1946 he was the Minister of Power and Water Development in the Bordoloi's cabinet. Nawab Ali Haider Khan was the leader of the Independent Muslim Party. In 1945 he led his party into an alliance with Assam Congress and its coalition partners. Luminaries like Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed (who later became the President of India) and Bordoloi were with him. Bordoloi considered Nawab Ali Haider Khan as their mainstay.


  1. ^ "Lest we forget". The Daily Star. Retrieved 2 December 2017.