THIRD NAWAB SAHIB HAMIDKHAN I. 1774 to 1811 A. D.
Nawab Sahib MahabatKhan was succeeded by Nawab Sahib
Hamidkhan in 1774 A. D. He was then 8 years old.
In this year his paternal uncles Mukhtarkhan and
Adilkhan the Jagirdars of Bantva took possession
of the fort of Vanthali. An army was sent from Junagadh
against them, whereupon they returned to Bantva
disappointed. In the vive of Nawab MahabatKhan UNA
and DELVADA were under the suzerainty of the Nawab
Sahib. A Thana was established there and it paid
tribute, but in 1781 A. D. both were annexed to
the Nawab Sahib Hamidkhan’s territory. In
1706 A.D. Fateh Muhammad, the Diwan of Cutch attacked
the territory of the Jam Sahib, who sought the aid
of the Nawab Sahib.
he himself marched in person with an army. But
peace being concluded between the two belligerents,
he directly marched against the Raja of BHAVNAGAR,
who for some time had been doing mischief in the
Nawab Sahib's territory. A hard battle was fought
wit the Raja between Waral and Dhasa, in which
the Nawab Sahib was victorious. At last the Raja
apologized and gave a fine of R.S 115000. In 1811
A. D. Nawab Sahib died at the age of 45 years
and was buried in the ancestral grave-yard near
Chitakhan mosque. He was of polished manners,
active, gentle, intelligent and imposing appearance.
He was religious and observed fasts in the month
of Ramzan. He loved to read the holy Quran. He
was so brave that he himself took part in the
battlefield and punished mischievous people. He
was peace-loving and tolerant. He helped the Thakor
of Morbi, Porbandar, GONDAL, BHAVNAGAR and Sayla
in their calamities.