PALANPUR. Nawab Taley Mohammed Khan, G.C.I.E., K.C.V.O.


H. H. Nawab Mohammed Khan of Palanpur. A 7½ x 5¾ ins portrait with no photographer’s credit mounted on brown card. The full length portrait shows the ruker of the 13 gun salute state wearing Indian court dress with the mantle of and chain of  a Knight Grand commander of the Order of the Indian Empire. He also wears jewellery, a jewelled turban and holds a highly decorated sword of tulwar style.  He was born in 1883 and succeeded to the gaddi in late 1918. He was made K.C.I.E. in 1920 and advanced to G.C.I.E. in 1932. He was to be the last ruling Nawab of Palanpur and died in 1957. The photograph probably dates from the later 1930s.  may18/1

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