About Ali Bin Abdullah Al Khalifa
Genealogy of the The Al-Khalifa Dynasty
•6) Shaikh ‘Ali bin ‘Abdu’llah al-Khalifa. b. 1801 (s/o a junior wife). m. (first) ... m. (second) Caroline Angelina (b. at Hyderabad, Deccan, 15th August 1848), daughter of Captain John Walker Boardman, of the Nizam's Service (probably the son of Major-General Edward Boardman, 45th Madras Infantry?), by his wife, Caroline. He d. after 1854, having had issue, at least two sons and one daughter, including:
•a) Shaikh Husain bin 'Ali al-Khalifa. b. 1839. He d. after 1854. Copyright© Christopher Buyers
•a) Shaikha Aliya bint ‘Ali al-Khalifa [Aliya, Lady Baig] (d/o Caroline). m. at Poona, India, 1901, as his second wife, The Hon Mirza Sir Abbas Ali Baig, KCIE (1.6.1917), CSI (14.6.1912) (b. 1859; d. at ‘Brightlands’, Panchgani, India, 1st June 1932), educ. Wilson Coll, Bombay Univ (BA 1878), Dep Educational Officer for Muhammadan Scholls Bombay Presidency 1882-1886, Dewan Janjira State 1886-1889, Bombay Civil Service 1889, Assist Cmsnr Thana 1889-1892, Mbr Prabhas Pattan Cmsn 1892-1893, actg 4th Presidency Magistrate Bombay 1893-1894, Oriental Translator 1894-1906, Sec Civil & Military Examination Brd, Talukdari Settlement Officer 1906, Dewan of Junagadh State 1906-1910, Mbr of the Council of the Secretary of State for India 1910-1917 (Vice-Presdt 1916-1917), on special duty in Egypt 1914-1915, Cmsnr of Income Tax 1915, actg Revenue & Finance Minister Baroda State 1928-1931, Hon LLD Glasgow Univ 1912, Fellow Bombay Univ (FUB) 1887, JP Bombay 1894, rcvd: Delhi Durbar silver medals (1903 & 1911), son of Mirza Hussaini Baig, of Hyderabad, Deccan, a descendant of the Jagatais who accompanied Babar to India. She d. at ‘Brightlands’, Panchgani, India, 196x, having had issue, four sons:
■i) Mirza Hamid Enver Ali Baig. m. Andree Begum. He had issue, two daughters:
■(1) Mariam Ali.
■(2) Amina. Copyright© Christopher Buyers
■ii) Major Mirza Osman Ali Baig, MBE (c 1.1.1941). b. at Bombay, 9th January 1904, educ. Clifton Coll, Bristol, and RMC, Sandhurst. Cmsnd as 2nd Lieut British Army 31/1/1924, transf 7th Cavalry, IA 21/3/1925, prom Lieut 30/4/1926, he served in the Indian Cavalry until 1930, transf to IPS 11/12/1930, prom Capt (Supp List) 31/1/1933, Assist Political Agent at Sibi 1933-1934, Zhob 1934-1935, and at Mekran 1935-1938, Assist Cmsnr Peshawar 1938, City Magistrate at Peshawar 1938-1941, Dep Sec for Civil Defence NWFP 1941- 1942, prom Maj (Supp List) 31/1/1931, Consul for the Portugese Possessions in India at Nova Goa 1943-1944 and for the French Establishments in India at Pondicherry 1944-1946, First Sec to the Agent-Gen in India for the USA 1946-1947, Counsellor Pakistan Embassy at Washington DC 1947-1949 (Charge d’Affaires ad interim 1947), actg High Cmsnr for Pakistan in Canada 1949, Minister Washington DC 1950-1951, Foreign Sec Karachi 1951-1953, High Cmsnr to Canada 1953-1959, Sec-Gen CENTO 1959-1962. Rcvd: Silver Jubilee (1935), Coron (1937 & 1953), and Pakistan Independence (1950) medals. m. Juliette Jamil (b. 1st August 1911; d. at Finchley, London, 24th October 2003), educ. Cambridge Univ, and the American Univ of Beirut, Lebanon. He had issue, two sons:
■(1) Mirza Munir Baig [Major Harry Baig]. b. at Panchgani, 13th January 1932, educ. Clifton Coll, Bristol, and the US Army Artillery & Missile Sch, Fort Sill, Oklahama, USA. Enlisted with US Marine Corps 10/2/1956, prom Sgt 10/2/1957, Legal Clerk at Marine Barracks, Brooklyn NY 1957-1958, Guard Detachment USS Independence 1958-1960, cmsnd 2nd Lieut 1960, attached 2nd 155 Medium Gun Bty (SP), Team Ldr 3rd Counter-Intelligence Team (CIT) 3rd Marine Dvsn 1963-1964, and served in Vietnam with 9th MEB, ‘Op Hastings’ etc 1964-1966, prom Capt 1/4/1965, CO 1st 155 Gun Bty (SP) 1966-1967, served again in Vietnam conducting anti-Vietkong raids into Laos and Cambodia 1967-1968, prom Maj 1/12/1968, Intelligencer Officer with US Military Advisory Cmd Thailand 1968-1971. Rcvd: Coron Med (1953), US Good Conduct Med (1959), AF Exped Med (11.2.1964), Legion of Merit (twice, 1967 & 1968), etc. m. at St Matthew’s Cathedral, Washington, DC, 4th June 1960, Diane Helene (b. 13th February 1940; k. with her husband and daughter, at the Imperial Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand, 20th April 1971, bur. with them Arlington National Cemetery, Washington DC, USA)), daughter of Count Nicholas Chauvaud de Rochefort, a Russian émigré, sometime officer with the CIS Psychological Warfare Dept and Vice-Presdt National Investigations Cttee for Aerial Phenomena (NICAP) 1956. He was k. with his wife and daughter, in a fire at the Imperial Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand, 20th April 1971 (bur. with them at Arlington National Cemetery, Washington DC, USA), having had issue, an only daughter:
■(a) Cecile Juliete Baig. b. 25th May 1961. She was k. with her parents at the Imperial Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand, 20th April 1971 (bur. with them, Arlington National Cemetery, Washington DC, USA).
■(2) Mirza Taimur Baig. b. at Panchgani, educ. Clifton Coll, Bristol.
■iii) Mirza Rashid Ali Baig. b. at Hyderabad, 25th March 1905, educ. Clifton Coll, Bristol, and RMC, Sandhurst. Cmsnd as 2nd Lieut British Army 27/8/1924, transf 16th Cavalry, IA 20/10/1925, prom Lieut 30/11/1926, resig 22/9/1930, Presdt Indian Progressive Group 1939, Private Sec to Jinnah until 1940, Joint Hon Sec Bombay Red Cross & Amenities for Troops Fund, Joint Hon Sec Mayor of Bombay’s Citizens’ Conciliation Cttee 1941, Sheriff of Bombay 1942, Central Organiser Field Publicity Org 1942-1946, Consul for the Portugese Possessions in India at Nova Goa 1946-1947, Consul-Gen for the French Possessions in India at Pondicherry 1947-1949, First Sec Jakarta 1949-1951, Ambassador to the Philippines 1951-1955 and Iran 1961-1965, Chief of Protocol at New Delhi 1955-1961, Joint Sec Ministry of External Affairs 1961. Author of “In Different Saddles” and “Muslim Dilemma in India”. m. Tara Begum [Tara Ali Baig] (b. 1916; d. 1989), Presdt Indian Council of Social Welfare, SOS Children's Villages Assoc 1967-1989, and Intnl Union for Child Welfare (Geneva) 1977-1982, Vice-Presdt SOS Kinderdorf Intnl (Austria) 1968-1989, Mbr Tibetan Homes Fndn, National Children’s Brd 1975-1989, and Soc for Rural, Urban and Tribal Initiative (SRUTI) 1983-1989, author of “The Culture of India (1955), “The Moon in Rahu” (1968), “Sarojini Naidu” (1974), “India’s Women Power” (1978), “Indrani and the Enchanted Jungle” (1979), “Our Children” (1979), “The Forbidden Sea” (1980), “Portraits of an Era” (1988), Chief Editor of “Women of India” (1958), Hon LLD Univ of Alberta (1988), Hon Dr Teheran Sch of Social Work (1965), etc, younger daughter of Mr B.C. Gupta (son of The Hon Sir Krishna Govinda Gupta, KCSI), by his wife, Ethel. He d. at New Delhi, 28th April 1979, having had issue, three sons and one daughter:
■(1) Mirza Murad Ali Baig, educ. The Doon Sch, Dehradun.
■(2) Mirza Zahid Ali Baig, educ. The Doon Sch, Dehradun. m. Leila Begum, Hon Sec Central Voluntary Adoption & Resource Agency (CEVARA). He d. 3rd January 1999, having had issue, two daughters:
■(b) Alieda. Copyright© Christopher Buyers
■(3) Mirza Khalid Ali Baig, educ. The Doon Sch, Dehradun.
■(1) Ayesha Begum. Settled in Canada.
■iv) Mirza Sikander Ali Baig. b. 22nd September 1909, educ. Clifton Coll, Bristol, and Trinity Coll, Cambridge, and the School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS), London Univ. Joined ICS 10/10/1934, Assist Cmnr Punjab 1934, Sub-divisional officer 1937, Sec Punjab & NWFP Joint Public Service Cmsn 1938-1940, Dep Cmsnr Punjab 1940-1942, Under Sec War Dept 1942-1944, Dep Sec War 1944-1946, Adstr for Refugees Pakistan 1947, Foreign Sec 1956-1959, Ambassador to Switzerland 1959-1962. m. Bibi Fakhr ul-Taj Begum (b. 1913; d. 1960), eldest daughter of Aga Kuchuk Shah, of the Aga Khan family, by his second wife, Bibi Zarin Taj Begum, youngest daughter of Pir Aga Shahab ud-din Shah Khalilullah. He had issue, one son and two daughters:
■(1) Mirza Shuja Ali Baig. CEO Transglobal Logistics (Pvt) Ltd since 1995, TGAX Logistics Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd since 2000, Merryweather Marketing (Pvt) Ltd since 2002, and MW Logistics (Pvt) Ltd since 2002.
■(1) Nasrene Begum. Settled in Elgin Ontario. m. September 1973, as his second wife, John Allan MacDonald (b. at Ottawa, Canada, August 1921), educ. McGill Univ (BA 1947) and the National Defence Coll, Kingston, Ontario, served with Canadian Forces in Canada and UK during WW2, with Industrial Development Bank 1954-1955, joined Treasury Brd 1955, Assist Sec 1960-1963, Dep Minister Northern Affairs Dept 1968-1970, Dep Minister PWD 1970-1975, Presdt Export Development Corp 1975-1979, Chair Tariff Brd 1979-1984, son of Donald Colin MacDonald, by his wife, Norah Agatha, nee O’Gorman. No issue.
■(2) Yasmin Begum. Settled in the UK.