1930 - 1966 Major-General H.H. ‘Ali Jah, Farzand-i-Dilpazir-i-Daulat-i-Inglishia, Mukhlis ud-Daula, Nasir ul-Mulk, Amir ul-Umara, Nawab Syed Sir Muhammad Raza ‘Ali Khan Bahadur, Mustaid Jang, Nawab of Rampur, GCIE (8.6.1944), KCSI (1.1.1936). b. at the Hamid Manzil, Qila-i-Mualla, Rampur, 17th November 1908, second son of Major-General H.H. ‘Ali Jah, Farzand-i-Dilpazir-i-Daulat-i-Inglishia, Mukhlis ud-Daula, Nasir ul-Mulk, Amir ul-Umara, Nawab Syed Sir Hamid ‘Ali Khan Bahadur, Mustaid Jang, Nawab of Rampur, GCSI, GCIE, GCVO, by his fourth wife, H.H. Nawab Huzur Aliya Begum Sahiba, educ. Rajkumar Coll, Rajkot. Succeeded on the death of his father, 20th June 1930. Installed on the musnaid, at the Hamid Manzil, Qila-i-Mualla, Rampur, 26th August 1930. Cmsnd as Hon Lieut IA 11/8/1931, prom Hon Capt 1/1/1934, Hon Officer 1st King George’s Own Gurkha Rifles (The Malaun Regiment) 25/9/1934, prom Hon Maj 25/9/1940, Hon Lieut-Col 26/12/1944, and Hon Maj-Gen IA 15/10/1946, Hon Col 9th (Territorial) Btn., 11th Jat Regiment 9/7/1938, Hon Col Hodson’s Horse (Duke of Cambridge’s Own Lancers) IA 21/12/1946-1966, Colonel-in-Chief Rampur (Rohilkand) Lancers 1931-1949. Signed the instrument of accession to the Dominion of India, 15th August 1947. Merged his state with the Dominion of India, 1st July 1949 (incorporated into the United Provinces, 1st January 1950). District Grand Master United Scottish Grand Lodge of India & Ceylon 1955-1961, Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of India 1961-1966. Chancellor Bhatkande Univ of Music (Lucknow), Pro-Chancellor Aligarh Muslim Univ. Hon LL.D (Benares Hindu Univ), and Hon D. Litt. (Aligarh Muslim Univ). Author of “Sangeet Sagar”. Presdt Brd of Trustees Shia Coll, Lucknow and of the Raza Library Trust 1951-1966. Patron Delhi Flying Club. Mbr East India Assoc. (London), Marlborough Club (London), Royal Automobile Assn, etc. Rcvd: Nishan-i-Hamidiya 1st class and the Nishan-i-Iqbal 1st class, Delhi Durbar silver (1911), Silver Jubilee (1935), Coron (1937), Indian Independence (1947) and Coron. (1953) medals. m. (first) at Rosaville, Rampur, 24th March 1912 (nikah) and at the Ra’afat Mahal, Khasbagh Palace, Rampur, 15th February 1922 (zifaf), H.H. Nawab Rafa’at uz-Zamani Begum Sahiba [Bari Begum Sahiba], KIH gold medal (1.1.1947) (b. 1907; d. at Raza Villa, Rampur, 16th October 1987), née Sahibzadi Askari Begum, author of "Jab Mein Dulhan Bani", eldest daughter of Sahibzada Sir Abdus Samad Khan Bahadur, CIE, KIH, sometime Chief Minister, by his first wife, Sahibzadi Shahzadi Nadir uz-Zamani Begum, daughter of General H.E. Sahibzada Azim ud-din Khan Bahadur, sometime Chief Minister and Vice-Presdt. of the Council, of the Najibabad family. m. (second) Nawab Kaisar uz-Zamani Begum Sahiba [Munjhli Begum Sahiba] (d. 1995). m. (third) at Rampur, early 1931, Nawab Tala’at uz-Zamani Begum Sahiba (b. 1917). He d. at Khas Bagh Palace, Rampur, 6th March 1966 (bur. Karbala, Iraq), having had issue, three sons and six daughters:
1) Nawabzada Syed Murtaza ‘Ali Khan Bahadur, who succeeded as H.H. ‘Ali Jah, Farzand-i-Dilpazir-i-Daulat-i-Inglishia, Mukhlis ud-Daula, Nasir ul-Mulk, Amir ul-Umara, Syed Murtaza ‘Ali Khan Bahadur, Mustaid Jang [Bacchan Sahib], Nawab of Rampur (s/o Rafa’at uz-Zamani) - see below.
2) Nawabzada Syed Zulfikar ‘Ali Khan Bahadur [Mickey Mian], who succeeded H.H. ‘Ali Jah, Farzand-i-Dilpazir-i-Daulat-i-Inglishia, Mukhlis ud-Daula, Nasir ul-Mulk, Amir ul-Umara, Syed Zulfikar ‘Ali Khan Bahadur, Mustaid Jang, Nawab of Rampur (s/o Rafa’at uz-Zamani) - see below.
3) Nawabzada Syed Abid ‘Ali Khan Bahadur [Saleem Mian]. b. 8th March 1943 (s/o Rafa’at uz-Zamani), educ. Eastbourne and Oxford Univ. Rcvd: the Nishan-i-Iqbal 2nd class. m. 1965, Mrs Gisela Maria Ali Khan, née Ledschbor, from Bonn, Germany. He d. from glucose poisoning (as a diabetic) while undergoing treatment for a perforated ulcer, at a Calcutta hospital, 8th July 1968, having had issue, two sons:
1) Nawabzadi Syeda Khurshid Laqa Begum Sahiba [Dawn]. b. at the Zenana Mahal Sarai, Fort, Rampour, May 1932 (d/o Rafa’at uz-Zamani), educ. Mussoorie and ...(Ph.D.). Editor of the “Ghunyat ul-Munya”. m. 1950, Professor Syed Nurul Hasan (b. at Lucknow, 26th December 1921; d. at the Presidency General (SSKM) Hospital, Calcutta, 12th July 1993), educ. Allahabad Univ (MA 1944), and Oxford Univ (D.Phil 1948), Lecturer at Lucknow Univ, and the Sch of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS), London 1948, Dir Allahabad Univ Centre of Advanced Study in History 1954-1971, Sec. Indian History Congress 1964-1967 (Presdt 1972), Fellow All Souls Coll, Oxford 1968-1969, MP (Rajya Sabha) 1969-1971, Union Minister for Education, Social Welfare & Culture 1971-1977, Vice-Presdt UNESCO 1971, Vice-Chair Council for Scientific & Industrial Research 1978-1982, Presdt National Inst for Educational Planning & Admin 1982-1983, Ambassador to the USSR 1983-1986, Governor of West Bengal 1986-1989 & 1990-1993, and Orissa 1989-1990, FRHS, FRAS, son of Syed ‘Abdu’l Hasan, sometime Chair UP Court of Wards, by his wife, Nur Fatima Zahra Begum, younger daughter of The Hon Syed Sir Wazir Hasan, sometime Chief Justice of the High Court of Allahabad. She d. at Srinagar, Kashmir, 16th June 1967, having had issue, one son and one daughter.
2) Nawabzadi Syeda Mehr un-nisa Begum Sahiba [Mehru] [Begum Rahim Khan]. b. at the Zenana Mahal Sarai, Fort, Rampur, 24th January 1933 (d/o Tala’at uz-Zamani), educ. Hampton Court, Mussoorie, Waverley Convent, and Karamat Husain and Isabella Thoburn Colls, Lucknow. Settled in the US 1977. Urdu and Hindi language teacher at Internat. Center for Language Studies in Washington DC since 1985. m. (first) at Rampur, 7th January 1954 (div. 1962), Syed ‘Ali Naqi [Zaki] (b. 1933), educ. Aligarh Muslim Univ (BSc), civil engineer, joined Indian govt service and served at Gorkhpur and Faizabad, UP, eldest son of a Lucknow lawyer. m. (second) at Karachi, March 1963, Air Marshal Abdur Rahim Khan, HJ, HQA, SPK, SBt (b. at Rawalpindi, Punjab, 25th July 1925; d. at Washington DC, USA, 28th February 1990, bur. Maryland), educ. RAF Coll, Cranwell, RAF Andover, Hampshire, and the Imperial Defence Coll, cmsnd as Pilot Ofcr RIAF 5/6/1944, Instructor Risalpur 1947-1948, OC No. 11 Sqd. 1951-1953, OC No. 9 Sqdn., Station cdr Mauripur 1962, Cdr PAF Base Masroor, Cdt PAF Staff Coll Karachi 1965-1967, Dir of Plans and Ops, prom Air Cdre ACOAS (Op.) 1967, and ACOAS (Admin), prom AM 1969, C-in-C PAF 1969-1972, Ambassador to Greece Spain 1972-1977, resigned in protest of rigged elections in Pakistan 1977 and settled in the USA, rcvd: 39/45 and Burma Stars, British War, Defence (1945), Pakistan Independence (1950), Coron (1953), Pakistan Republic (1956) medals, etc. She had issue, one son and one daughter by her first husband, and one daughter by her second.
3) Nawabzadi Syeda Birjis Laqa Begum Sahiba [Jean]. b. at the Zenana Mahal Sarai, Fort, Rampur, 20th January 1934 (d/o Rafa’at uz-Zamani), educ. Hampton Court, Mussoorie. m. Padma Bushan Dr Syed Zahoor Qasim. b. at Allahabad, UP, 31st December 1926, educ. Aligarh Muslim Univ (MSc), and Univ Coll of North Wales (DSc, PhD), marine biologist, Lecturer in Zoology at Aligarh Muslim Univ 1957-1962, Professor Central Inst of Fisheries Education (CIFE) 1962-1964, Assist Dir International Indian Ocean Research at Cochin 1964-1968, Dir Central Marine Fisheries Research (CMFR) at Cochin 1970-1973, Dir National Inst of Oceanography at Goa 1978-1981, Sec Dept of Environment 1981-1982, and Dept of Ocean Development 1982-1988, Leader Indian Antarctic Expedition 1982, Chair Working Cttee. of Intergovernmental Oceanographic Cmsn 1976-1980, Vice-Chair Soc for Indian Ocean Studies (New Delhi), Vice Chancellor Jamia Millia Islamia 1989-1991, Mbr for Science & Technology Planning Cmsn 1991-1996, Chair World Environment Fndn, Hon Professor Madurai Kamaraj Univ, Annamalai Univ (Chidambaram), Indian Inst Technology (Madras), Aligarh Muslim Univ, and the Jamia Millia Islamia (Delhi), Fellow Indian Acad of Sciences (Bangalore) 1976, Indian National Science Acad (New Delhi) 1977, National Acad of Sciences (Bangalore), Third World Acad of Sciences 2003, Hon Fellow Muslim Assoc for the Advancement of Science, Hon Mbr Asian Fisheries Soc, etc, author of “Glimpses of the Indian Ocean” (1998), “Indian Ocean: Images and Realities” (1999), “Indian Ocean in the 21st Century: Linkages and Networking” (2000), “Indian Estuaries” (2003), “Handbook of Tropical Estuarine Biology” (2004), and joint author of “Living Resources of India’s Exclusive Economic Zone” (1998), “Sustainable Aquaculture” (2002), etc, rcvd: Padma Bushan (1982, Padma Shri 1974). She had issue, three daughters.
4) Nawabzadi Syeda Qamar Laqa Begum Sahiba [Margaret]. b. at the Zenana Mahal Sarai, Fort, Rampur, January 1935 (d/o Rafa’at uz-Zamani), educ. Mussoorie. m. (first) (div.), The Hon Syed Sarwar Ali, Justice of the High Court at Patna, Acting Chief Justice (Retd.) and Lok Ayukt (Retd.) Bihar (??son of Nawab Muhammad Mehdi). m. (second) Vijay Bahadur. She had issue, two daughters by her first husband, and one daughter by her second..
5) Nawabzadi Syeda Akhtar Laqa Begum Sahiba [Bunty]. b. at Mussoorie, 25th May 1936 (d/o Rafa’at uz-Zamani) , educ. Mussoorie. m. ‘Abdu’l Wasi Khan. She had issue, one son and one daughter.
6) Nawabzadi Syeda Nahid Laqa Begum Sahiba [Tanwir Jahan Begum]. b. at the Zenana Mahal Sarai, Fort, Rampur, 3rd November 1938 (d/o Rafa’at uz-Zamani), educ. Mussoorie. m. (first) at Rampur, 7th January 1954 (div.), Raja Syed Ahmad Mehdi (b. at Sikrohar, Faizabad district, 22nd June 1923; d. at New Delhi, 8th November 2004), MP (Lok Sabha) for Rampur 1957-1967, Union Deputy Minister for Mines & Metals 1966-1967, Assoc Editor of “Africa Quarterly” the journal of India Council for Africa, Sec Raza Dawood Mohsin (Shia) Intermediate Coll (Jaunpur), the Shia Degree Coll (Lucknow), and several schools and colleges in Faizabad, son of Raja Syed Muhammad Mehdi Sahib, of Pirpur. m. (second) Sudarshan Mehta. She had issue, one daughter by her first husband, and one daughter by her second.
1966 -  Brigadier H.H. ‘Ali Jah, Farzand-i-Dilpazir-i-Daulat-i-Inglishia, Mukhlis ud-Daula, Nasir ul-Mulk, Amir ul-Umara, Syed Murtaza ‘Ali Khan Bahadur, Mustaid Jang [Bacchan Sahib], Nawab of Rampur, MBE (m 13.6.1946). b. at the Rafat Mahal, Khasbagh Palace, Rampur, 22nd November 1923, eldest son of Major-General H.H. ‘Ali Jah, Farzand-i-Dilpazir-i-Daulat-i-Inglishia, Mukhlis ud-Daula, Nasir ul-Mulk, Amir ul-Umara, Nawab Syed Sir Muhammad Raza ‘Ali Khan Bahadur, Mustaid Jang, Nawab of Rampur, GCIE, KCSI, by his first wife, H.H. Nawab Rafa’at uz-Zamani Askari Begum Sahiba, KIH, educ. Wellington Coll, Crowthorne, Berks, the Doon Sch, and the Prince of Wales’s Indian Military Coll, Dehra Dun, St Stephen’s Coll, Delhi Univ. Cmsnd as 2nd Lieut IA 1943, attached 1st Punjab Regt, served in WW2 1943-1945, ADC to the C-in-C India 17/7/1943, prom Hon Capt 15/10/1946, prom Brig Rampur State Forces 1946, Colonel-in-Chief 2nd Rampur (Murtaza) Infantry 1931-1949, Hon ADC to the Presdt of India. Mbr Rampur State Council 1946-1948, Minister for the Army 1946-1947, and for the Household, Education and Public Works Depts 1947-1948. Succeeded on the death of his father, 6th March 1966 (recognised by the GOI, 7th March 1966). The GOI amended the Indian Constitution to remove his position as a “ruler” and his right to receive privy-purse payments, 28th December 1971. Merged his state into the United Provinces, 1st December 1949. MLA UP 1969-1971, MP (Lok Sabha). Presdt Raza Rampur Library Trust 1966-1975 (Vice-Chair of the Brd of Trustees 1975-1982). Rcvd: Nishan-i-Hamidiya 1st class and the Nishan-i-Iqbal 1st class, Silver Jubilee (1935), Coron (1937), 1939/45 Star, British War and India Service (1945) medals, etc. m. at Pirpur Palace, Lucknow, 16th September 1943, H.H. Nawab Aftab Dulhan Sakina uz-Zamani Begum Sahiba (b. at Sikrohar, Faizabad district, 11th September 1928; d. 3rd August 1993, bur. Karbala, Iraq), daughter of Raja Syed Muhammad Mehdi Sahib, of Pirpur. He d. 8th February 1982 (succ. by his younger brother), having had issue, one son and one daughter:
1) Nawabzada Syed Muhammad ‘Ali Khan Bahadur [Murad Mian]. He became a US Citizen, forfeiting his rights to Indian citizenship, family property in India and the Headship of the family. m. (first) 1981 (div.), Firda uz-uz-Zamani Begum, née Jeanne Pache, a former nurse. m. (second) (div.), Maria, a former jeweller of Mexican origin. m. (third) 22nd October 1999, Jeeva Varghese, of Goa. He has issue, one son and one daughter:
a) Nawabzada Syed Akbar ‘Ali Khan. b. 30th November 2001.
a) Nawabzadi Zohra Begum Sahiba. b. 5th August 2000.
1) Nawabzadi Naghat Murtazai Begum Sahiba. m. Sayyid Intikhab Hyder Abadi. She has issue, three daughters: