Ali Bahadur, Nawab of Banda (अली बहादुर, बांदा नवाब)
Ali Bahadur (Krishna Sinh) (1758-1802), was a Renowned Freedom Fighter and Rakhi brother of Rani Laxmi Bai of Jhansi, He was Nawab of the dominion of Banda (present day Uttar Pradesh) in northern India, a vassal of the Maratha Empire.
He was the son of Shamsher Bahadur I (Krishna Rao) and the grandson of Shreemant Peshwa Bajirao I and Mastani.
Under the auspices of the powerful Maratha nobles, Ali Bahadur established his authority over large parts of Bundelkhand and became the Nawab of Banda. His son and successor Shamsher Bahadur II held allegiance towards the Maratha polity and fought the English with Rani Laxmi Bai in the Anglo-Maratha War of 1803.
ALI BAHADUR, Portrait
NAWAB OF BANDA STATE EMBLEM
ALI BAHADUR, Sketch by Notable Artist M.F. Hussain.
Picture Courtesy: Nawab Shadab Ali Bahadur, Bhopal.