सफदरजंग मनसूर अली[1, 2]

Male 1708 - 1754  (46 years)

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  • Name सफदरजंग मनसूर अली 
    Nickname Abul Mansur Mirza Muhammad Muqim Ali Khan Safdar Jang 
    Born 1708 
    Gender Male 
    Significant Event (EVEN) 19 Mar 1739 
    अथोध्या (अवध), नबाब वजीर, नेमणूक  
    Died 17 Oct 1754  Sultanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Delhi, Delhi, India Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I400  Maratha Empire
    Last Modified 9 Mar 2022 

    Family सादरुन्निसा बेगम,   b. 1712, Gujarat, India Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1796, Faizabad, Uttar Pradesh, India Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    +1. शुजाउद्दौला मनसूर अली,   b. 19 Jan 1732, Delhi, Delhi, India Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 9 Mar 2022 
    Family ID F254  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Oct 1754 - Sultanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources

    1. [S25]
      ऐतिहासिक घराण्यांच्या वंशावळी, गो. स. सरदेसाई, रियासतकार, (शासकीय मध्यवर्ती मुद्रणालय, मुंबई).

    2. [S30]
      WIKI.Safdar_Jang, Wikipedia, (Wikipedia), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Safdar_Jang.

      Safdar Jang
      Nawab of Oudh
      Nawab Wazir al-Mamalik
      Wazir ul-Hindustan
      Subedar of Kashmir, Agra & Oudh
      Khan Bahadur
      Mir Atish
      Firdaus Aaramgah[lower-alpha 1]
      Reign 19 March 1739 – 5 October 1754
      Predecessor Saadat Ali Khan I
      Successor Shuja-ud-Daula
      Full name
      Abul Mansur Mirza Muhammad Muqim Ali Khan Safdar Jang
      Born 1708
      [citation needed]
      Died 5 October 1754(1754-10-05) (aged 45–46)
      Sultanpur, India
      Buried Safdar Jang's Tomb, Safdar Jung road, New Delhi
      Noble family Nishapuri Branch of the Kara Koyunlu
      Spouse(s) Ummat-ul-Jahra Begum
      Father Siyadat Khan (Mirza Jafar Khan Beg)
      Military career
      Allegiance Mughal Empire
      Service/branch Nawab of Awadh
      Rank Subahdar
      Battles/wars Mughal-Maratha Wars

      Abul Mansur Mirza Muhammad Muqim Ali Khan Beg (c. 1708 – 5 October 1754), better known as Safdar Jang, was a major figure at the Mughal court during the declining years of the Mughal Empire. He became the second Nawab of Awadh when he succeeded Saadat Ali Khan I (his maternal uncle and father-in-law) in 1739. All future Nawabs of Awadh were patriarchal descendants of Safdar Jang.


      He was a descendant of Qara Yusuf of the Kara Koyunlu. In 1739, he succeeded his father-in-law and maternal uncle, Burhan-ul-Mulk Saadat Ali Khan I to the throne of Oudh and ruled from 19 March 1739 to 5 October 1754.[citation needed] The Mughal Emperor Muhammad Shah gave him the title of "Safdar Jang".[1]

      Safdar Jang was an able administrator. He was not only effective in keeping control of Awadh, but also managed to render valuable assistance to the weakened Emperor Muhammad Shah. He was soon given governorship of Kashmir as well, and became a central figure at the Delhi court. During the later years of Muhammad Shah, he gained complete control of administration over the whole Mughal Empire. When Ahmad Shah Bahadur ascended the throne at Delhi in 1748, Safdar Jang became his Wazir-ul-Malik-i-Hindustan or Prime Minister of Hindustan. He was also made the governor of Ajmer and became the "Faujdar" of Narnaul. However, court politics eventually overtook him and he was dismissed in 1753.[1] He returned to Oudh in December 1753 and selected Faizabad as his military headquarters and administrative capital. He died in October 1754 at the age of 46 years in Sultanpur near Faizabad.[1]

      Safdar Jang had maintained a contingent of 20,000 "Mughaliya" cavalry, most of whom were Hindustani Muslims, many who were chiefly from the Jadibal district of Srinagar in Kashmir, who had imitated the Qizilbash in dress and spoke the Persian language.[2][3] The state also saw a large migration of Kashmiri Shi'as to the Shi'a kingdom of Awadh, both to escape persecution and to secure courtly patronage.[4] This was especially the case with men from the district of Jadibal in Kashmir, who were all Shias, who looked to Safdar Jang as the sword-arm of the Shi'as in India.


      Safdarjung's tomb in Delhi

      Safdar Jang's Tomb was built in 1754 and is situated on a road now known as Safdar Jang Road, in New Delhi.[5]

      Several other modern structures near the tomb also carry his name today like Safdar Jang Airport and Safdar Jang Hospital.

      See also


      1. Title after death.


      1. 1 2 3 HISTORY OF AWADH (Oudh) a princely State of India by Hameed Akhtar Siddiqui
      2. Sarkar, Jadunath (1964). Fall Of The Mughal Empire Vol. 1. digitallibraryindia; JaiGyan. p. 254.
      3. Srivastava, Ashirbadi Lal (1933). textsThe First Two Nawabs Of Oudh (a Critical Study Based On Original Sources) Approved For The Degree Of Ph. D. In The University Fo Lucknow In 1932.
      4. Hakim Sameer Hamdani (2022). Shi'ism in Kashmir:A History of Sunni-Shia Rivalry and Reconciliation. ISBN 9780755643967.
      5. "Safdar Jang Tomb Garden". Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 28 March 2007.
      • Indiacoins has an article on Safdarjung here
      • Tomb of Safdarjung
      Preceded by Subadar Nawab of Oudh
      (1st time)
      Succeeded by
      post abolished
      Preceded by
      new creation
      Nawab Wazir al-Mamalik of Oudh
      (acting to 29 Jun 1748)
      Succeeded by
      post abolished
      Preceded by
      new creation
      Subadar Nawab of Oudh
      (2nd time)
      Succeeded by
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