Nasir Mirza, who was the scion of the royal family of Bhopal, and the grandson of last Nawab Hamidullah Khan, passed away on Wednesday. Mirza was 64. He was the son of Hamidullah Khan's youngest daughter, Rabia Sultan.
The last rites took place on Wednesday afternoon. Fondly called Prince Nasir Mirza, he was a private person who stayed away from public glare. Mirza ran a school, Falcon Crest. "He was the aakhri chashm-o-chiragh (last descendant) of the Nawabi family in Bhopal and the only among scions of the royal family who stayed in Bhopal," said Syed Akhtar Husain, author of the book, Royal Journey of Bhopal.
Nawab of Bhopal, Hamidullah Khan's eldest daughter Abida Sultan had migrated to Pakistan while the second daughter, Sajida Sultan, was married to Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi (Nawab of Pataudi Senior). The third daughter, Rabia Sultan, had stayed in Bhopal, and married Agha Nadir Mirza. Nasir Mirza was Rabia Sultan's son.
His relatives in Pakistan have been informed and they will arrive in Bhopal on Thursday, said family sources.