Mirza Mehdy Ali khan Bahadur Hashmat Jung

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Mirza Mehdy Ali Khan Bahadur Hishhmut Jung Nawab Daula Mokhtar ul Mulk

Birthplace: Khorasan, Iran
Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Son of Nawab Itimad-ud-Dowla Mukhtar-ul-Mulk (Head Physician to Nadir Shah)
Husband of ESSA
Father of Nawab Mirza Mohd. Hussain Khan Nawab Dilawar Jung

Occupation: August 1800, A political Resident at Bushire and Envoy to Fath 'Ali Shah 1798-1803
Managed by: Sri Zaheer
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About Mirza Mehdy Ali khan Bahadur Hashmat Jung

In 1763 the Persian ruler Karim Khan granted the British East India Company the right to build a base and trading post there. It was used as a base by the British Royal Navy in the late 18th century

By the late eighteenth century British interests were being looked after by a local merchant who acted as 'Consul for the English'.

Oct 1798 - 1803 Mirza Mahdi Ali Khan (native agent)

In 1798 Mirza Mahdi Ali Khan, a Persian gentleman of good family who had been selected by the East India Company for the appointment of British Resident at Bushire, was sent to Muscat in the 'Panther' to negotiate a 'Qaulnameh' or treaty with Sayyid Sultan bin Ahmad

In the absence of formal diplomatic relations, the political resident (Mirza Mehdy Ali Khan Bahadur Hashmat Jung) conducted all necessary negotiations with Persian authorities and was described by Sir George Curzon as “the uncrowned king of the Persian Gulf.”[1] Whether Persia liked it or not, the political resident had at his disposal naval forces with which to suppress piracy, slave trading, and gun running, and to enforce quarantine regulations; he also could, and did, put landing parties and punitive expeditions ashore on the Persian coast.

Mirza Mahdi Ali Khan (Hashmat Jung) was one of the world statesmen.

British Residency of the Persian (Arabian) Gulf at Bushire

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                   2 Jul 1763 - 1948

Note: During this period the "Persian Gulf" was referred to as "Arabian Gulf" or simply

the "Gulf" by the British to distance themselves from the term "Persian" which was viewed as implying Persian sovereignty over the gulf.

Agent representative of the British in Persia at Bushire.

Oct 1798 - 1803 Mirza Mahdi Ali Khan (native agent)


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