Star & Crescent Bahawalpur Princely State 1 Paisa India Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making (Nawab Sadiq Muhammad Khan V)
Star and Crescent Bahawalpur Princely State 1 Paisa India Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making (Nawab Sadiq Muhammad Khan V)
Obverse: Date "1327" separated by star and crescent at the top. "بہاولپور" (Bahawalpur) written at the bottom.
(Paisa date: AH 1327 (1909)
Reverse legends: "Nawab Sir Sadiq Muhammad Khan Khamas" (Khamas = fifth).
Ruler: Sadiq Mohammed Khan V Abbasi (1907-1955).
Issuer Princely state of Bahawalpur (India - Princely states)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1326-1328 (1908-1910)
Calendar Islamic (Hijri)
Value 1 Paisa (1⁄64)
Weight 2.95 g
Diameter 15 mm
Number N# 62443
References Y# 7.1
Bahawalpur was a princely state, stretching along the southern bank of the Sutlej and Indus Rivers, with its capital city at Bahawalpur. The state was counted among the Rajputana states. The state was founded in 1802 by Nawab Mohammad Bahawal Khan II after the break up of the Durrani Empire. Nawab Mohammad Bahawal Khan III signed the state's first treaty with the British on 22 February 1833, guaranteeing the semi autonomous rule of the Nawab under British Raj.
General Nawab Sir Sadiq Muhammad Khan V Abbasi GCSI GCIE KCVO (Urdu: جنرل نواب صادق محمد خان عباسی) (29 born September 1904, in Derawar – died 24 May 1966, in London) was the Nawab, and later Amir, of Bahawalpur State from 1907 to 1966. He became the Nawab on the death of his father when he was only three years old. A Council of Regency, with Sir Rahim Bakhsh as its President, ruled on his behalf until 1924.
The Nawab served as an officer with the British Indian Army, fighting in the Third Afghan War (1919) and commanding forces in the Middle East during the Second World War. By 1947, its institutions consisted of departments run by trained civil servants; there was a Ministerial Cabinet headed by a Prime Minister; the State Bank was the Bank of Bahawalpur, with branches outside the State, including Karachi, Lahore ; there was a high court and lower courts; a trained police force and an army commanded by officers trained at the Royal Indian Military Academy at Dehra Doon. The Nawab had a keen interest in education, which was free till A level and the State’s Government provided scholarships of merit for higher education. In 1951, the Nawab donated 500 acres in Bahawalpur for the construction of Sadiq Public School. Nawab was known for his relationship with the Quaid-i-Azam (Muhammad Ali Jinnah), Founder of Pakistan.
In August 1947, on the withdrawal of British forces from the subcontinent, the Nawab decided not to accede his State at once to the new Dominion of Pakistan. However, on 3 October 1947, after some delay, he relented and became the first ruler of a princely state (Bahawalpur) to accede successfully. As tens of thousands of Muslim refugees flooded into the state from the new India, he set up the Ameer of Bahawalpur Refugee Relief and Rehabilitation Fund to provide for their relief. In 1953, the Ameer represented Pakistan at the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. In 1955 he signed an agreement with the Governor-General of Pakistan, Malik Ghulam Muhammad, under which Bahawalpur became part of the province of West Pakistan, with effect from 14 October 1955, and the Amir received a yearly privy purse of 32 lakhs of rupees, keeping his titles. The same year, he was promoted to the rank of General in the Pakistan Army. He died in 1966, aged 61.
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