Short History of Princely State Bahawalpur

Last Ruler of Princely State Bahawalpur

Short History of Princely State Bahawalpur I will explain for you. Down the slants of the Himalayas till the shores of the Arabian sea, traversing the strong Indus River is my beautiful Country Pakistan. A land improved by a rich plain, transcending mountains, spouting streams, and rambling deserts. A Country with energetic lines and a country of mature qualities, this is my nation Pakistan. Bahawalpur Division (Riasat Bahawalpur) the Land of Desert, Forts, and Palaces existed in the Country generally known as South Punjab.

Bahawalpur was a royal territory of Punjab. Following two centuries of differing levels of Independence, the State turned out to be essential for Pakistan in 1947. In 1941, the State had a populace of 1,341,209 living in the space of 45,911 km (17,494 sq mi). The state was divided into three Districts: Bahawalpur, Rahimyar Khan, and Bahawalnagar. A Division was established named Bahawalpur Division. Saraiki is the local language of the area for communication. The weather conditions are sweltering and dry.

The state was established in 1802 by Nawab Mohammad Bahawal Khan-II and later after the Durrani Empire’s separation. Nawab Mohammad Bahawal Khan-III marked the state’s most memorable settlement with the British on 22nd February 1833, ensuring the freedom of the Nawab. The state acquiesced to Pakistan on seventh October 1947 and was converged into the Province of West Pakistan on fourteenth October 1955. The short history of State Bahawalpur is knowledge for history students.

Bahawalpur State Symbol

The symbol on the State Arms of Bahawalpur contains four quarters: The principal quarter has four stars for the four associates of the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him, with three ears of wheat under for the neighborhood greenery and farming, the backbone. The subsequent quarter has a sickle and star, the Islamic images. The second from last quarter has five wavy lines representing the five streams of Punjab. The final quarter has a camel, the nearby fauna (creature) meaning the desert landscape. The pelican was perceived as the state bird of Bahawalpur State as it means the connection between the ruler and the dominated. The shield on the state arms of Bahawalpur is upheld by the Pelicans representing benevolence. While the parchment has the aphorism “SADIQ DOST’ engraved in Arabic language signifying ‘genuine Friend’.

The leaders of Bahawalpur were Abbasids Who came from Shikarpur and Sukhur and caught the region that would before long become Bahawalpur State. They took the title of “Ameer” until 1740, when the title changed to Nawab Ameer. Albeit the title was annulled in 1955 by the Government of Pakistan, the ongoing head of House of Bahawalpur Nawab Salahuddin Abbasi is alluded to as the “Ameer of Bahawalpur”. From 1942, the Nawabs were helped by Prime Ministers.

Ruling Tenure of Nawabs / Ameers of Princely State Bahawalpur

Pictures of Nawabs / Ameers 1825 to Uptill Now.


Nawab Sadiq Khan Abbasi-V Contribution for Pakistan

All of the princely nations on the subcontinent had the option of joining either Pakistan or India at the moment of partition. Pundit Nehru went to the Nawab while he was in London and offered him many incentives to join India, but he rejected them. He and the Pakistani administration struck an agreement on October 5th, 1947, which allowed Bahawalpur State to become a part of Pakistan. As a result, the State of Bahawalpur was the first state to join Pakistan.

Following partition, Nawab proved to be extremely helpful and generous to the government of Pakistan. He gave the government 70,000,000 rupees, and the Bahawalpur State Treasury also served as the source for the wages of all government departments for one month. He donated his personal property to the King Edward Medical College, the University of the Punjab, and the Aitcheson College Mosque in Lahore.

Nawab Sir Muhammad Sadiq Khan Abbasi V-1907-1966

A deal was reached between Nawab Sadiq Muhammad and General Ghulam Muhammad in 1955,as a result of which Bahawalpur State joined the province of West Pakistan and the former nawab started receiving a yearly stipend of 32 lakh rupees. Nawab Sadiq passed away in London in May 1966; his remains was transported to Bahawalpur, where he was laid to rest in his family’s graveyard at Drawer Fort.

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Tombs and Royal Graves of Nawabs/ Ameers of Princely State Bahawalpur


Royal Graveyard at Derawar Fort