Ali Haider Khan

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Ali Haider Khan
Nawab of Prithimpasha
Nawab, Minister
PredecessorAli Amjad Khan
SuccessorAli Asghar Khan
Born(1900-02-11)11 February 1900
Prithimpassa, Sylhet, Bengal Presidency, British India
Died30 June 1963(1963-06-30) (aged 63)
Prithimpassa, Sylhet, East Pakistan
BuriedPrithimpassa Nawab Bari, Sylhet
Noble familyPrithimpassa family
Spouse(s)Murshidzadi Husna Ara Begum
  • Ali Safdar Khan
  • Syedunnessa Begum
  • Ali Sarwar Khan
FatherAli Amjad Khan
MotherFatima Banu (adopted)

Nawab Ali Haider Khan (11 February 1900 – 30 June 1963), was a Bengali noble and politician in British India.[1]


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

His grandson through his oldest child is Nawab Ali Abbas Khan, who is a former 3-times consecutive Member of Parliament from Maulvibazar-2.

Preceded by
Moulvi Ali Amjad Khan
Nawab of Longla
Succeeded by
Ali Asghar Khan


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