Sachin state was founded on 6 Jun 1791. Although over 85% of the subjects were Hindu, the state was ruled by Sunni Muslims of the Sidi dynasty of Danfa-Rajpuri and Janjira State and was under the protection of the MarathaPeshwa until it became a British protectorate. Sunny Muslims of Sidi dynasty were of African origin. Sachin state became bankrupt in 1829 and during the period between 1835 and 1864 the state was under British civil administration. It had its own cavalry and a state band that included Africans, its own coats of arms, currency, and stamped paper. Sachin State's last ruler signed the accession to join the Indian Union on 8 March 1948. The state then became part of Surat district in Bombay Province.
Fatima Begum (1892 - 1983), one of the early superstars in Indian cinema and India's first female film director, was supposedly married to Nawab Sidi Ibrahim Muhammad Yakut Khan III of Sachin State. However, there is no record of a marriage or contract having taken place between the Nawab and Fatima Bai or of the Nawab having recognised any of her children as his own.