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Nawab Mohammed Abdul Samad (died in 1942, Picture) was the Nawab of Kholapur (a village, PIN Code: 444802, in Amraoti District, Maharashtra, Map of Kholapur). He was the elder son of Nawab Mohammed Abdul Ghani Saheb Saudagar (died in 1897, 1315 Hijri, Picture) of Kholapur.

Nawab Mohammed Abdul Samad was married to Halima Bi Saheba. Halima Bi Saheba was the sister of Nawab Nyazuddin Khan Bahadur (died in 19??, Picture), the Landlord of the Bhadrah Estate. Their only child was Habibah Begum. Habibah Begum married Nawab Mohiuddin Khan Bahadur (died on 17 September 1949 in Bombay/Mumbai, Picture), the Nawab of Khujji and Behla. Khujji is in the Rajnandgaon District, of Chhattisgarh (Map to Khujji). Behla is in Maharashtra. Nawab Habibah Begum died on 09 July 1967 in Nagpur.

His younger brother was Nawab Mohammed Abdul Quader (Picture). Nawab Mohammed Abdul Quader died in 1943, in Akodia in the (Shajapur District of Madhya Pradesh). He was on a visit to look after his estate in Akodia (Map to Akodia).

Among all the nephews & nieces of Nawab Habibah Begum, Nawab Abdul Rafeeq Zafar (Picture-1 and Picture-2, died in July 2011) deserves a special mention. He was the youngest son of Nawab Mohammed Abdul Quader (died in 1943, Picture). Nawab Abdul Rafeeq Zafar did PhD in 1955, in Osmania University (OU, Logo), Hyderabad. The PhD of Nawab Abdul Rafeeq Zafar was under the supervision of renowned Phycologist & Ecologist, Professor Mahendar Raj Suxena (Picture). He was the first person from the progeny of Nawab Mohammed Abdul Ghani Saheb Saudagar (Picture) not only to do PhD, but the first one to go to College. Professor Dr. A R Zafar retired as the Head of the Department of Botany, in 1986. Nawab Abdul Rafeeq Zafar had cancer with metastasis (including: liver, portal vain, gall-bladder and lungs). He died at 6:53 on the morning of Sunday the 17 July 2011 (14 Shabaan 1432) at his residence in Banjara Hills, Hyderabad. When he breathed his last, his wife, niece Bushra Khan, nephew, Sameen Ahmed Khan (Picture) and his wife, Noama Khan (Picture) were present by his side. The Salaat-ut-Janaza (Funeral Prayers) took place after Maghrib, at Masjid Rahmat-e-Alam, Road No. 11, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad. The Salaat-ut-Janaza was conducted by Professor Shahid Ali Abbasi (Picture), who is Professor in the Department of Islamic Studies, University College of Arts & Social Sciences, Osmania University (OU, Logo). Professor Shahid Ali Abbasi is also the Rector of the Centre for Islamic Education (Logo), Hyderabad. Professor Abdul Rafeeq Zafar was laid to rest on the same evening in the Qabrastan/Makbara (Graveyard) attached to the Masjid Hazrat-e-Bilal, Habshiguda, Hyderabad, (see the Map). Professor Abdul Rafeeq Zafar's eldest sister, Khurshid Begum (died in December 1994) and her husband Syed Iqbal Ilyas (died in May 1990) were also laid to rest in the same Qabrastan/Makbara (Graveyard).

Nawab Mohammed Abdul Samad died in 1942.

References:

  1. Tazkira-E-Mashahir-E-Barar,
    (Contributed writings on the lives of Muslim Luminaries from the Berar Region, Maharashtra, India),
    Volume I (1982), Chief Editor: Syed Abdul Rahim,
    Anjuman-E-Yaad-E-Raftagaan, Usmani Masjid, Amravati 444103, Maharashtra, INDIA.
    * View the Front Cover Page, Back Cover Page and the Jacket.

  2. Tazkira-E-Mashahir-E-Barar,
    (Eminent Personalities of Barar),
    Volume II (2005), Chief Editor: Syed Abdul Rahim,
    Anjuman-E-Yaad-E-Raftagaan, Usmani Masjid, Amravati 444103, Maharashtra, INDIA.
    * View the Front Cover Page, Back Cover Page and the Jacket.

  3. Ghulam Dastagir Khan Saheb,
    Nawab Mohammed Abdul Ghani Saheb Saudagar,
    in Tazkira-E-Mashahir-E-Barar,
    (Contributed writings on the lives of Muslim Luminaries from the Berar Region, Maharashtra, India),
    pages 56-60, Volume I (1982), Chief Editor: Syed Abdul Rahim,
    Anjuman-E-Yaad-E-Raftagaan, Usmani Masjid, Amravati 444103, Maharashtra, INDIA.
    * View Page-56, Page-57, Page-58, Page-59 and Page-60.
    * View the Front Cover Page, Back Cover Page and the Jacket.

  4. See the entry, Abdul Ghani Saheb Saudagar (Picture),
    The Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia (Logo): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abdul_Ghani_Saheb_Saudagar.


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