Muhammad Ali Shah

Nasser-ud-daula Mu'in ad-Din Muhammad Ali Shah (1774[2] – May 7, 1842), was the third King of Oudh from 7 July 1837 to 7 May 1842.

Muhammad Ali Shah
King of Oudh
King of Awadh
Reign7 July 1837 – 7 May 1842
Coronation8 July 1837, Farhat Bakhsh Palace, Lucknow
PredecessorNasir-ud-Din Haidar Shah
SuccessorAmjad Ali Shah
DiedMay 7, 1842(1842-05-07) (aged 67–68)
Farhat Bakhsh Palace, Lucknow
IssueAsghar Ali Shah
Amjad Ali Shah
Wajid Ali Shah
Mirza Jawad Khan [1]
Abul Fateh Moinuddin Muhammad Ali Shah
FatherSaadat Ali Khan II
ReligionShia Islam


Muhammad Ali Shah was son of Saadat Ali Khan II, brother of Ghazi-ud-Din Haidar Shah and uncle of Nasir-ud-Din Haidar Shah.[3] He attained the throne with British help following the demise of his nephew, as opposed to the ex-queen mother's (Padshah Begum) attempts to nominate another successor, Munna Jan (the son child of Nasir-ud-Din Haider, whom his father had disavowed). Padshah Begum and Munna Jan were afterwards imprisoned by the British in the fort of Chunar. [4]

Muhammad Ali Shah of Oudh built the Shrine of Hurr at Karbala.[5]


He died on 7 May 1842 AD.[6]



  1. ^ Sleeman, William (1858). A Journey through the Kingdom of Oude. Richard Bentley.
  2. ^ White, W (1838). The Prince of Oude, or, The claim of the Nawaub Ekbal-ood-Dowlah Bahador to the throne of Oude. William Strange. p. 82. ASIN B0006F9CDK.
  3. ^ HISTORY OF AWADH (Oudh) a princely State of India by Hameed Akhtar Siddiqui
  4. ^ Sleeman, William (1858). A Journey through the Kingdom of Oude. Richard Bentley.
  5. ^ Al Mashad al Husain-Karbala: Phases of Destruction & Restoration « Muslim Unity
  6. ^ History Of Lucknow Archived 10 June 2008 at the Wayback Machine


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Preceded by Padshah-e-Oudh, Shah-e Zaman
7 Jul 1837 – 7 May 1842
Succeeded by