Wazir Ali Khan
Wazir Ali Khan (Hindi: वज़ीर अली खान, Urdu:
وزیر علی خان)(b. 19 April 1780 – d. 15 May 1817) was
the fourth nawab wazir of
Oudh from 21 September 1797 to 21 January
1798, and the adopted son of Asaf-Ud-Dowlah.
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Attack on Samuel Davis' House (14 January 1799)
He was the adopted son of Asaf-Ud-Dowlah, who had no son. He adopted a
boy who was the son of a daughter of a servant. At 13 years of age,
Ali was married at the cost of £300000 in Lucknow.
After the death of his adopted father in September 1797 he ascended to
the throne (musnud), with the support of the British. Within four
months they accused him of being unfaithful. Sir John Shore
(1751–1834) then moved in with 12 battalions and replaced him with
his uncle Saadat Ali Khan II.
Ali was granted a pension of 3,00,000 Rupees and removed to Benares.
The government in
Calcutta decided that he should be removed further
from his former realm. George Frederick Cherry, a British resident,
relayed this order to him on 14 January 1799 during a breakfast
invitation at which Ali had appeared with an armed guard. During the
ensuing argument Ali struck Cherry a blow with his sabre, whereupon
the guards killed the resident and two more Europeans. They then set
out to attack the house of Samuel Davis, the Magistrate of Benares,
who defended himself on the staircase of his house with a pike until
rescued by British troops. The affair became known as the Massacre
Subsequently Ali assembled a rebellious army of several thousand men.
A quickly assembled force commanded by General Erskine moved into
Benares and "restored order" by 21 January. Ali fled to Butwal,
Rajputana and was granted asylum by the Raja of Jaipur. On request of
Arthur Wellesley, Earl of Mornington, the raja turned Ali over to the
British on the condition that he neither be hanged nor be put in
fetters. Ali surrendered to the British authorities in December 1799,
and was placed in rigorous confinement at Fort William, Calcutta.
The colonial government complied with this: Ali spent the rest of life
– 17 years – in an iron cage in Fort William in the Bengal
Presidency. He was buried in the Muslim graveyard of Kasi Baghan.
Mirza Jalaluddin Haidar Ali Jhan Bahadur born 1798, married and got
Nawab Mubarak ud-Daula, who moved to Ottoman Empire
Mirza Muhammad Ali Khan
Sahibzadi Saadatunnisa Begum
Asaf ad-Dowla Amani
Nawab Wazir al-Mamalik of Oudh
21 September 1797 – 21 January 1798
Yamin ad-Dowla Nazem al-Molk Sa`adat `Ali Khan II Bahadur
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Kartoos by Habib Tanvir
Wazir Ali was known for his bravery and was highly against the
^ Posthumous title
Nawab Wazir Ali Khan
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