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Welcome to the official web site of the Dhaka Nawab Family.

Dating back to the late nineteenth century, the Nawab Family has played an important role in the freedom movement and politics of the Indian subcontinent. This web site provides information on the role of the Nawab Family in the freedom movement and subsequent role in the government of Pakistan and Bangladesh. It also includes biographies of members of the Nawab Family, contact information and current events. Please sign the Guestbook.

Public Notice
Ali Hasan Askari, alias Prince Aurangzeb, who runs the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/NawabAliHasanAskari does not represent the Dhaka Nawab Family and is not a member of the Dhaka Nawab Family. Follow the ongoing discussion here.

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Interesting Stories
100th Anniversary of Muslim League - Tribute to Nawab Sir Salimullah
92nd Death Anniversary of Nawab Sir Salimullah
Family Newsletter
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Quick Links
Major Contributions

Love of Sports

Billiard and the Dhaka Nawab     Family new
> Mohammedan Sporting Club
> The 'Mohammedans' a     Supreme Soccer Team
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Books to Treasure
A most impressive collection of rare historical photographs of the Dhaka Nawab Family. They were collected from Edward House in 1991 and brought to the Bangladesh National Museum for restoration in 2002. Read review...

Contact Us
DNF 'Official website' team:
Khwaja Arshad, Website Hosting and Domain Name

Khwaja Anas and Saniya, Historical Research and Data Gathering

Syed Khwaja Belal Hassan, Research, Professional Website Design and Development

We work late nights over several cups of tea to bring you this wonderful website.

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Locations of visitors to this page
Royal Cuisine

Authentic cuisine of the Dhaka Nawab Family, straight from the kitchen of culinary expert, Begum Salma Haider.
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Kashmiri Chai

Did you Know ?

Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore had written a letter to Khwaja Nazimuddin requesting release of a Jewish instructor at his institute.
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National Poet Nazrul Islam's poetry was inspired by Nawabzadi Meherbanu Khanam's painting
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Rabindranath Tagore

In 1892, Jeanette Van Tassel, a daredevil balloonist was flown in from America by Nawab Ahsanullah. She started her ascent at 6.20 PM on 16 March in front of Ahsan Manzil. More...

Jeanette Van Tassel

Genealogy of the Nawabs


Khwaja Alimullah (?-1854)
Nawab Abdul Ghani (1813-1896)
Nawab Ahsanullah (1846-1901)
Nawab Sir Salimullah (1871-1915)
Khwaja Atiqullah (1876-1945)

ROYAL RESIDENCES Learn about Ahsan Manzil the Pink Palace

Ahsan Manzil Museum    
Shahbag Garden House
Paribag Garden House
Dilkusha Garden House
Company Bagan
Baigunbari Park


Moulvi K. Abdullah Welfare Trust 
Dhaka Nawab Family "B" Estate
Begum Bazaar Graveyard    


Map of Dhaka 1925
Names of Roads
Salimullah Muslim Hall
Salimullah Orphanage    


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DNF research materials now on
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The New Spirit in India
Ahsanullah's Diary 23-24 Mar 1874
Ahsan Manzil & Nawabs 54pgs

Court Cases
Atiqullah vs Habibullah 1918 - I
Atiqullah vs Habibullah 1918 - II
Suleman Quadir vs Salimullah

Glimpses of Old Dhaka (excerpts)
Glimpses of Bengal (excerpts)    

Video Clips of Khwaja Nazimuddin
Traditional Songs for Ramadhan


Cinema: The Dhaka Nawab Family's Contribution

Kashmirian by writer,
Nawab Ahsanullah, alias,
takhallus, Shaheen

'Divan' by poet, Khwaja Haider Jan, a disciple of Mirza Ghalib

'Islam Ki Pukar' by poet and religious scholar, Khawaja Abul Hasan Mumtaz

'To Him I Owe My Life' by K. Sayeed Shahabuddin

'Gam-e-ma-paikar' by writer and poet, Khwaja Muhammad Afzal

'Collected Poems of Syed Khwaja Moinul Hassan'