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  1. Hamidullah Khan: Hajji Nawab Hafiz Sir Hamidullah Khan was the last ruling Nawab of Bhopal, which merged with the state of Madhya Pradesh in 1956. He ruled from 1926 when his mother, Begum Kaikhusrau Jahan Begum, abdicated in his favor, until 1949 and held the honorific title until his death in 1960. A delegate to the Round Table Conference in London, he served as Chancellor of the Chamber of Princes from 1931–1932 and from 1944–1947, when India became independent. During the Second World War, Nawab Hamidullah Khan was present at the Battle of Keren and the Battle of El Alamein. Nawab Hamidullah, as he was popularly known was very close to Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan. He also had very good terms with Louis Mountbatten, Viceroy and Governor General of India. In spite of pressure from Jinnah, he reluctantly agreed to have Bhopal as a part of Indian Union. At his death, he left no sons and so was succeeded by his second daughter, Sajida Sultan, Begum of Bhopal.
  2. Hamidullah Khan is a citizen of Pakistan who was held by the United States in its Bagram Theater Internment Facility in Afghanistan. United Kingdom human rights group Reprieve reports he was just fourteen years old, when he was picked up in Pakistan.

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Google previewEncyclopaedia of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh (2006)

by Om Gupta

Hamidullah Khan was to have been ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Comparative Law Vol.iii (1971)

by Jürgen Basedow, Michael Bogdan, Malcolm Alistair Clarke, Paul Lagarde, Kurt Lipstein, Ivo E. Schwartz, Kamen Troller, Frank Vischer, International Association of Legal Science

Muhammad Hamidullah Khan (1929), Indian L.R. 4 Luck.

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