The Indian Biographical Dictionary (1915)/Ahmed Bin Fadthi, Sultan Sir

Ahmed Bin Fadthi, Sultan Sir, K.C.S.I., Sultan of Lahej; a descendant of a Chief from the coast of Arabia, who is said to have come over about the year 1038 and to have seized Aden and remained there until driven out in 1137; one of the descendants, Abdali Sultan, again took possession of it in 1735; it continued in the possession of the Lahej family till its capture by the British in 1839; the present Chief is in receipt of the pension granted to the original holder: enjoys a personal salute of 11 guns, the usual salute being 9 guns; created K.C.S.I. in 1901. Address: Aden.