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Maharaja Chandu Lal
--: Biography of Maharaja Chandu Lal :--


Chandu Lal Sadan (1766 - April 15, 1845 )   also known as Maharaja Chandu Lal, was born in Hyderabad Deccan (now Hyderabad, India) in the family ofKhatris Kaysth who came from Barely, India. He served as a Prime Minister (1833 - 1844) during Nawab Sikandar Jah of Hyderabad State. He was also a great poet of Urdu and Persian
His father Rai Naryen Das, who migrated from Rai Bareilly to Hyderabad State,[3] his ancestors belonged to a family of Hindu Khatris Kaysth caste.  who served in the Mughal courts and his great grand parents included Raja Todar Mal, the famous Finance Minister of Akbar the Great.  His family is the founder of theDafter-e-Mal (Department of Finance) in Hyderabad Deccan during Nizam ul Mulk Asif Jah I. The later prime minister, Maharaja Sir Kishen Pershad first 1901-1912, and then 1926 - 1937, is his great grand son. The family is famously known as Malwala Family in Hyderabad, India,
He started career as a subordinate in the customs department of Hyderabad State.  Later he served as transactor of business manager and re­ceived the title of Raja Bahadur from Nawab Sikandar Jah. He led a successful expedition against Sidat fort and Konji Kota districts. He was then appointed as the commis­sioner, a post first held by his grandfather. Nawab Sikandar Jah selected him as accounts officer of his army. Later the then prime minister Monir-ul-Mulk of Hyderabad State, assigned him the financial and judicial affairs of the state. In 1819 Chandu Lal received the title of Maharaja from Nawab Sikandar Jah and a cash award of one crore rupees. In 1822 he was made the head of seven thousand horsemen with the title of Raja e Rajagan from Nawab Nasir ud dawlah. After the death of Prime Minister Monir-ul-Mulk in 1833, Chandu Lal succeeded him as a prime minister.
  Prime Minister
 Chandu Lal was made prime minister in the year 1833 AD and he hold the office until 1844 AD.
Chandu Lal (pen name Sadan) as a learned man, was a great patron of Urdu poetry and literature, his generosity attracted Urdu poets and writers of the time to his court. He even invited norther poets like Zauq and Nashik of delhi to Hyderabad State but they refused du to certain reasons.  Despite his high irresponsibility ofPrime ministery he use to regularly organize and attend Mushaira.
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