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Motto: Nasr Min Allah wa Fath Qarib
|Status||Princely state of India (1817–1948)|
|Religion||Islam and Hinduism|
|Nawab of Kurwai|
|Mohammad Diler Khan (first)|
|Sarwar Ali Khan (last)|
|1 June 1948|
|Today part of||India|
It was founded in 1713 by Mohammed Diler Khan, an Afghan soldier in the Mughal Army. Abida Sultan, the wife of the last ruler, gave up her right to the throne of Bhopal State and opted for the Muslim Nation state of Pakistan in 1950, eventually entering that country's Foreign service. Later, her son Shaharyar Khan became the Foreign Secretary of Pakistan and then the Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board.
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- "Help from God and Victory Very Near"; Quran 61:13