Pathari State

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Pathari State
पठारी रियासत
Princely State of British India
Location of Pathari
Pathari State in the Imperial Gazetteer of India
 •  Established 1794
 •  Independence of India 1948
 •  1901 78 km2 (30 sq mi)
 •  1901 2,704 
Density 34.7 /km2  (89.8 /sq mi)
Today part of Madhya Pradesh, India

Pathari State was a former princely state of India, administratively under the Bhopal Agency subdivision of the Central India Agency. The state covered an area of 78 square kilometers and had a population of 6,293 in 1892. Its capital was at Pathari town.[1]


Pathari's royal house was founded in 1794 as a jagir[2] by a Pashtun of the Barakzai faction from Afghanistan, who rose through the ranks of the Mughal Empire.

Following Indian independence in 1947, the last ruler of Pathari signed the instrument of accession to the Union of India on 15 June 1948.[3] The former state was incorporated into the new state of Madhya Bharat, which subsequently became Madhya Pradesh state on 1 November 1956.


The rulers of Pathari were Muslim and were styled Nawab. The state's last ruler was Muhammad Abdul Rahim Khan.


  • 1794   – 1859 Haydar Mohammad Khan
  • 1859   – 1913 `Abd al-Karim Khan (b. 1850 – d. 19..)
  • 1859   – 1872 ....-Regent
  • 31 Jul 1913 – 15 Aug 1947 Mohammad `Abd ar-Rahim Khan (b. 1872 – d. 19..)

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Coordinates: 23°56′N 78°12′E / 23.933°N 78.200°E / 23.933; 78.200