Abida Sultaan

Princess Abida Sultaan was the eldest of three daughters born to Nawab Hamidullah Khan, ruler of Bhopal, India. After Nawab Hamidullah Khan became the ruler of Bhopal in 1926, Princess Abida Sultaan was formally recognized as heir apparent at the age of 15. She was brought up to succeed as ruler of the state and was given a thorough grounding in administration, public dealing and statecraft. Princess Abida was a regular writer in the Pakistan press, defending democracy, women's rights...See more