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Abu al-Hasan [Abū'l-Ḥasan] [known as Mirza Abu al-Hasan Shirazi] (1776–1846), diplomatist for Persia, was born in Shiraz, the second son of Mirza Muhammad Ali, a high-ranking Persian court official. His mother was also closely connected with the court through her brother, ...

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Ameer Ali, Saiyid (1849–1928), judge and Muslim leader in India, was born on 6 April 1849 at Chinsura, Bengal, the fourth son of Saiyid Saadat Ali Khan (who died of cholera in 1856) of Mohan, Oudh, and his wife, the daughter of Shamsuddin Khan...

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Bengal, nawabs of (act. 1756–1793), rulers in India, were formally the subahdars, or governors, of a Mughal province. In reality they were rulers of what since the early eighteenth century had been an effectively autonomous Bengal. That autonomy was to be lost to the British during their lifetimes....

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Kidwai, Rafi Ahmad (1894–1954), politician in India, was born on 18 February 1894 in the village of Masauli, in Bara Banki district, United Provinces, India, the eldest of four sons of Imtiaz Ali Kidwai, a middle-class zamindar (or landowner) and government servant, and his wife, ...

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Mahomed, Deen [formerly Deen Mahomet] (1759–1851), shampooing surgeon and restaurateur, was born Deen Mahomet in May 1759, in Patna, Bihar, India, the younger son of an Indian officer in the East India Company's Bengal army. Both parents were Shi'i Muslims claiming descent from ...

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Deen Mahomed (1759–1851) by Thomas Mann Baynes Wellcome Library, London

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Mirza, Iskander Ali (1899–1969), governor-general and president of Pakistan, was born in Lalbagh, Murshidabad, Bengal, on 13 November 1899, the son of Fateh Ali Mirza (1876–1948), landowner, and his wife, Dilshad Tyabji (1879–1925). On his father's side he came from the former ruling family of ...

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