Nawab of Masulipatam

Nawab of Masulipatam

The Nawabs of Masulipatam ruled under the Nizam in eastern India. The most famous of them was Nawab Haji Hassan Khan.

Their title later became Nawab of Banganapalle as they shifted from Masulipatam to Banganapalle. They belong to the Najm-i-Sani Dynasty.


The family of the Nawabs of Cambay and of Masulipatam, descend from Amir Yawar Ahmad Khan Najm-i-Sani, sometime vicegerent under Shah Ismail Safawi of Persia. They migrated to India during the reign of Emperor Akbar, and had marital alliance with the Indian Mughal aristocracy and rose to top military positions.

List of nawabs

The Najm-i-Sani dynasty

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