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Muhammad Ali Khan Wallajah

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Muhammad Ali Khan Wallajah, or Muhammed Ali, Wallajah (7 July 1717 – 13 October 1795), was the Nawab of the Carnatic from 1749 until his death in 1795. He declared himself Nawab in 1749. This position was disputed between Wallajah and Chanda Sahib. In 1752 after the several clashes, Chanda Sahib's forces and his french allies were expelled from Arcot officially Declaring Wallajah Nawab On 26 August 1765. His reign was recognised by Mughal emperor Shah Alam II. Wallajah an ally of the British East India Company supporting them in the Carnatic Wars against Chanda sahib. During his rule, the Carnatic region saw stronger ties with the British and growing influence of the British East India Company. This also limited French Influence in the region. Wallajah also constructed Chepauk Palace in 1768. This Palace was constructed by British Paul Benfield using Indo-Saracenic architecture. It became the main residence of Wallajah. After the construction this palace, Wallajah moved th
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