JUNAGARH: Mahabat Khan, Nawab of Junagarh (1837-1882).
Photographer: Bourne and Shepherd
Medium: Photographic print
Half-length seated carte de visite portrait of Mahabat Khan, Nawab of Junagarh (1837-1882) with a young man (possibly Bahadur Khan (1856-92), Nawab of Junagarh 1882-92) standing at his shoulder from the 'Album of cartes de visite portraits of Indian rulers and notables' by Bourne and Shepherd, early 1870s.
Junagadh, in the Kathiawar region of Gujarat, was founded as an independent state in 1735 by Sher Khan Babi, by expelling the Mughal Governor. Mahabat Khan was the eighth in succession from Sher Khan Babi and was created Knight Commander of the Star of India in 1871 and was succeeded on his death in 1882 by his son Nawab Bahadur Khan. Nawab Bahadur Khan was invested with the Knight Grand Commander of the Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire in 1890.