Faizullah Khan was the first Nawab of Rampur, who ruled peacefully from 1774-1794, under the tutelage of the East India Company. During his tenure, the capital Rampur was founded and the Raza Library was established by him. He was succeeded by his eldest son, Muhammad Ali Khan, who served as the Nawab of Rampur from 24th of July to 11th of August, 1793. Ghulam Muhammad Khan, the younger son of Faizullah Khan, also ruled Rampur as a Nawab from 1793 to 1794.
Ahmad Ali Khan
Ahmad Ali Khan, the only son of Muhammad Ali Khan Bahadur became the Nawab of Rampur in 1794. He is credited with the commencement of the tradition of cultural involvement and development of the dog breed known as Rampur Hound.
Muhammad Said Khan
Muhammad Said Khan was the Nawab of Rampur from 1840 to 1855. Khan was a benevolent and progressive ruler which can be comprehended from the fact that he had built irrigation systems, established courts of law and an advanced legal code.
Yusef Ali Khan
Yusef Ali Khan was the Nawab of Rampur from1855 to 1865. He is remembered for his services to the Government of India, during the First War of Independence.
Kalb Ali Khan
Kalb Ali Khan, the Nawab of Rampur from 1865 to 1887 is credited with the expansion of the Rampur library, construction of the Jama Masjid, encouragement of the spread of education, architecture, literature and art. Muhammad Mushtaq Ali Khan, the Nawab of Rampur from 1887 to 1889 was the successor of his father, Kalb Ali Khan. Ill-health restricted him from ruling the state properly, but he continued beneficiaries of his predecessors, specifically in the areas of agriculture and irrigation.
Hamid Ali Khan
Hamid Ali Khan was the Nawab of Rampur from 1889 to 1930. Higher education was supported by him in the form of the expansion of a number of educational institutions within his state.
Raza Ali Khan
Raza Ali Khan, the Nawab of Rampur from 1930 to 1966 justified being a tolerant ruler by increasing the number of Hindus in his government. As a progressive ruler, Raza is credited with the expansion of the irrigation system, completion of electrification projects, etc. Rampur formally came under the Dominion of India in 1949.
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