Mohammadgarh State

Mohammadgarh State, also spelt as 'Muhammadgarh', was a former princely state in Central India, under the Bhopal Agency during the British Raj. It was situated in the Malwa Plateau. The state had an area of 29 square miles (75 km2), and a population of 2,944 (as of 1901). Its headquarters were at Mohammadgarh town.

Mohammadgarh State
मोहम्मदगढ़ रियासत
Princely State
1842–1947
Coat of arms of Muhammadgarh
Coat of arms
Basoda-Muhammadgarh map.jpg
Muhammadgarh State in the Imperial Gazetteer of India
Area 
70 km2 (27 sq mi)
Population 
2658
History 
• Established
1842
1947
Succeeded by
India

HistoryEdit

Mohammadgarh state was established in 1842 with parts of Basoda and Kurwai states,[1] when Ahsanullah Khan, the Nawab of Basoda divided his state between two sons, Bakaulla and Muhammad Khan. The latter became acknowledged as founder of the town of Muhammadgarh was founded by Muhammed Khan and named by his name, and state of Muhammadgarh. The rulers of Mohammadgarh refused to accept the overlordship of Gwalior State, retaining their independence.[verification needed] [2]

The Nawab of Mohammadgarh was one of the original constituents of the Chamber of Princes, an institution established in 1920. Mohammadgarh state would remain a British protectorate until 1947, when its last ruler signed the accession to the Indian Union.

Although the rulers of this native state belonged to a Muslim Pathan dynasty, over 80% of the population of Muhammadgarh State followed the Hindu religion. In June 1947 the state became part of Madhya Bharat, until all the princely states were abolished. Then the state's territory was integrated in Madhya Pradesh.

RulersEdit

The all rulers bore title of Nawab.[1]

NawabsEdit

  • 1842 – 1896 Nawab Hafiz Quli Khan
  • 1896 – 1910 Nawab Hatim Quli Khan
  • 1910 – 1942 Nawab Siddiq Quli Khan
  • 1942 – 1948 Nawab Muhammad Sabir Quli Khan
  • (Present) Nawab Alamgeer Quli Khan

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Princely States of India K-W
  2. ^ Imperial Gazetteer of India, Central India, vol. 12. 1908. pp. 282–283.

Coordinates: 23°39′N 78°12′E / 23.650°N 78.200°E / 23.650; 78.200