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BAHAWALPUR: Sir Sadiq Muhammad Khan, Nawab of Bahawalpur (1862-1899).

BAHAWALPUR: Sir Sadiq Muhammad Khan, Nawab of Bahawalpur (1862-1899).

Photographer: Bourne and Shepherd

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1870

Shelfmark: Photo 127/(45)

Item number: 45

Length: 8.3

Width: 5.1

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Half-length seated carte de visite portrait, a detail of a larger photograph of Sir Sadiq Muhammad Khan, Nawab of Bahawalpur by Bourne and Shepherd, c.1870. Bahawalpur, located in Pakistan, was controlled by the descendents of the Daudputra family. Sir Sadiq Muhammad Khan (1862-99) succeeded as Nawab of Bahawalpur in 1866. While he was a minor the affairs of state were administered by British and Indian officers. He was created a Knight Grand Commander of the Most Exalted Order of the Star of India in 1880. Sadiq Muhammad Khan's administration developed a canal system to improve irrigation and established a better public education system.

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