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Saif Ali Khan property row in Bhopal

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , , on October 24, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

Mirza claims his grandmother Rabia Sultan, who lived and died in Bhopal, was the Nawab’s youngest daughter and by that lineage, he is the rightful heir to the property as per law.

Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan — the great grandson of Nawab Hamidullah Khan, the last Nawab of Bhopal — is facing a new challenge. Yasser Mirza from Pakistan, claiming to be a great grandson of the Nawab, has laid claim to his property in Bhopal.

The 29-year-old dentist, who was a resident of Lahore, Pakistan, till about three weeks ago, returned to India on an emergency passport through the Wagah border in Amritsar, Punjab, on September 29. Mirza claims his grandmother Rabia Sultan, who lived and died in Bhopal, was the Nawab’s youngest daughter and by that lineage, he is the rightful heir to the property as per law.

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Sharmila Tagore and Saif Ali Khan file complaint to claim Bhopal royal property

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , , on August 10, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

Veteran actress Sharmila Tagore has filed a complaint on behalf of the Bhopal royal family against occupants of a prime residential property in the picturesque Koh-e-Fiza area here, following which the district administration has issued notices to the occupants.

Sharmila, widow of cricketer Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi and mother of actor Saif Ali Khan, has claimed ownership of the property.

Pataudi was the rightful heir of the royal family of Bhopal’s princely state as he was the grandson of the last Nawab of Bhopal, Hamidullah Khan.

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Enemy Property Bill: Saif Ali Khan set to lose Bhopal ancestral properties?

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , , , on March 17, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

The enemy property law was brought in India in 1968 had vested interests of the British.

Lok Sabha has passed a long-pending Enemy Property (Amendment and Validation) Bill, 2016, which amends the Enemy Property Act (it prevents the successors of those who migrated to Pakistan and China during Partition from claiming properties left behind in India) and this has likely ensured the end of Saif Ali Khan (son of the famous cricketer Nawab of Pataudi Mansur Ali Khan) and the rest of his family’s claim over the ancestral property of Nawab Hamidullah Khan.

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Hamidullah Khan was the last Nawab of Bhopal. He had two daughters – Abida Sultan and Sajida Sultan. According to the law that was followed by the Nawabs, the eldest child was the right heir of the property and so Abida Sultan became the rightful owner of the entire property of Hamidullah Khan. But, Abida Khan went to Pakistan in 1950 and setteled there. However, Nawab and the rest of his family remained in India. After Nawab’s death, since Abida had gone to Pakistan and Sajida was still in India, she became the owner of Nawab’s property, according to a report in naidunia.jagran

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Photo of Saif Ali Khan’s grandmother Nawab Begum Sajida Sultan of Bhopal, also Begum of Pataudi.

Posted in Photos with tags , , , , , , on April 15, 2016 by saifalikhanonline

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Saif Ali Khan looks to set record straight on Bhopal ‘enemy Property’ battle

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , , on April 6, 2016 by saifalikhanonline

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Actor Saif Ali Khan’s lawyers will try to avert a government takeover of his royal inheritance in Bhopal by arguing the property never belonged to his great-aunt Abida Sultan, who had migrated to Pakistan in 1950.

The Pataudi family’s royal properties in Bhopal have come under a cloud following recent amendments to the Enemy Property Act, 1968, through an ordinance issued by the Narendra Modi government.

These amendments make the laws of succession inapplicable to “enemy property” -assets of those who left India to settle in Pakistan after the first military conflict in 1948, or in China after the 1962 war.

If it’s proved that any property of Nawab Hamidullah Khan had technically belonged to his eldest daughter Abida before passing to her sister and Saif’s grandmother Sajida Sultan, that property could be classified “enemy property” and taken over.

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The stay on the properties in Bhopal has been granted in favour of Saif Ali Khan and family

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , , , on February 4, 2016 by saifalikhanonline

In a major decision Bhopal district administration has put on hold registrations of ‘enemy properties’ in the state capital. Decision includes a list of 133 properties in and around Bhopal that has been identified as ‘enemy property’. It includes about 1,600 acre of residential, community and agricultural land worth crores in and around the city.Additional diistrict magistrate (ADM) and Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) has been directed to collect information about properties, said district collector Nishant Warwade on Tuesday.

similar directive to the office of registrar seeks a freeze on registration of enemy properties.Most areas affected in the process are likely to be Bairagarh, Gandhi Nagar, Koh-e-Fiza, Nishatpura, Malikheda, Narela, Inotia and Sultanpur among others.District administration also sought for directions from the Custodian of Enemy property of India (CEPI) for remuneration of a team of six retired revenue officers, who have been assigned the task to assess properties of the erstwhile Nawab of Bhopal Hamidullah Khan and his daughter Abida Sultaan. The team has begun its survey.Exercise to prepare a consolidated list was first carried out after a vesting order under Enemy Property Act 1968 of moveable and immovable properties of the last Nawab of Bhopal in February last year. CEPI vesting order impacted the royal properties in Bhopal which according to the merger agreement, said officials, has been segregated as the personal properties of the Nawab, properties of his family members owned solely and properties of his family members which have mixed ownership.Vesting order has been challenged by actor Saif Ali Khan in MP high court and a stay on the issue has been granted in favour of Pataudi family.

Saif Ali Khan lawyer: ‘Enemy’ ordinance won’t hurt

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , , on January 11, 2016 by saifalikhanonline

Amendment to Enemy Property Act, 1968, which allows the ‘custodian’ to continue to hold sway over such properties, will not have an impact on royal properties in Bhopal, said actor Saif Ali Khan’s lawyer.

Last February, Office of Custodian of Enemy Properties for India (CEPI) on paper vested control of all personal properties belonging to the last Nawab of Bhopal State, Hamidullah Khan and sent notice to heir actor Saif Ali Khan. Saif’s grandmother Sajida Sultan was married to Nawab of Pataudi Iftekar Ali Khan.

“Sajida Sultan was declared legal heir to Hamidullah Khan’s properties by Indian government in 1961 through a gazette notification. We have a stay from the MP High Court against CEPI vesting order,” said Jabalpur-based lawyer Rajesh Pancholi, who represents the actor’s family.

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