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Lot # 216 - Khan Sahib & Khan Bahadur Medals Awarded to one Family three generations
Khan Sahib & Khan Bahadur Medals Awarded to one Family three generations
Khan Sahib & Khan Bahadur Medals Awarded to one Family three generations Khan Sahib & Khan Bahadur Medals Awarded to one Family three generations
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British India, War Medal & Title Badges (3), Silver, War Medal, Khan Sahib and Khan Bahadur Title Badges Awarded to 3 generations of One Family, Sardar Sher Muhammad Jalad Karam Khan Bijarani, Sher Muhammad Khan Karam Khan Bijarani & Wadero Nur Muhammad Khan Bijarani.

1-British India War Medal, AD 1914-1920, King George V, Silver, Awarded to “813 SEPOY KARAM KHAN, 21 PJBIS”, Obv: uncrowned portrait of King George V to left, legend around “GEORGIVS BRITT.OMN: REX ET IND: IMP:”, Rev: st. George on horseback trampling underfoot the eagle shield of the central powers and a skull with crossbones, Medal with clasp, 33.5g, 36.43mm, about very fine.

2-Indian Title Badge for Muslims, Khan Sahib, King George V, Silver with blue enamel, Awarded to Sardar Sher Muhammad Jalad Karam Khan Bijarani, Obv: a profile bust facing right of King George V in center surrounded by a multi-rayed star and surmounted by the imperial crown with ring, the title “KHAN SAHIB” engraved around the bust on the blue enamel, Rev: inscription engraved “Sardar Sher Muhammad Jalad Karam Khan Bijarani”, 40.3g, 45.26mm, about very fine.

3-Indian Title Badge for Muslims, AD 1927, Khan Bahadur, King George V, Silver gilt, Awarded to Khan Sahib Sher Muhammad Khan Karam Khan Bijarani, Obv: a profile bust facing right of King George V in center surrounded by a multi-rayed star and surmounted by the imperial crown with the ring, the title “KHAN BAHADUR” engraved around the bust, Rev: inscription engraved “Khan Sahib Sher Muhammad Khan Karam Khan Bijarani M.L.C. 1st Jany. 1927”, 42.4g, 43.95mm, about very fine.

4-Indian Title Badge for Muslims, AD 1941, Khan Sahib, King George VI, Silver and blue enamel, Awarded to Wadero Nur Muhammad Khan walad Sardar Sher Muhammad Khan Bijarani, 3rd Class, Obv: a profile bust facing left of King George VI in the center surrounded by a multi-rayed star and surmounted by the imperial crown with ring, the title “KHAN SAHIB” engraved around the bust on the blue enamel, Rev: inscription engraved “Wadero Nur Muhammad Khan walad Sardar Sher Muhammad Khan Bijarani 1st Jany. 1941”, 40.05g, 45mm, about very fine.

The 1st and 2nd medals were awarded to Sardar Sher Muhammad Jalad Karam Khan Bijarani for his exceptional military service in the British Indian army in World War I. The 3rd Medal was awarded to his son, Sher Muhammad Khan Karam Khan Bijarani and the 4th Medal was awarded to his grandson Wadero Nur Muhammad Khan Bijarani.

The titles Khan Sahib and Khan Bahadur were formal titles of respect and honor, introduced by King George V on the occasion of the Delhi Durbar of 1911, conferred exclusively on Muslim subjects of the British Indian Empire. These were awarded to civilians and Viceroy’s commissioned officers of the Indian army for faithful service or acts of public welfare. Issued in different grades for Hindus and Muslims, recipients proceeded from lower to higher grades. Thus the titles Khan Sahib, Khan Bahadur and Diwan Bahadur were conferred on Muslims in ascending order and Rai/Rao Sahib, Rai/Rao Bahadur and Sardar Bahadur on Hindus. Since there were no separate titles for Parsi and Jewish subjects, the British Indian Empire conferred the Muslim titles to Parsi and Jewish subjects as well. These title badges took precedence after all British and Indian orders and decorations and before campaign medals.

Extremely Rare as awarded to one family’s Three Generations.