HYDERABAD

    HYDERABAD (Princely State)

    (21 gun salute)

     

    AREA:  213,190 km2 PRIVY PURSE: 
    5,000,000R
    ACCESSION:  25th January 1950
    STATE:  Hyderabad DYNASTY:  Qamarid/Asaf
    Jahi
    RELIGION:  Muslim (Sunni)

     

    PRESENT RULER:  H.E.H.
    Nizam al-Molk Fath Jang BARKAT ALI KHAN
    MUKARRAM
    JAH ASAF JAH VIII, 8th
    Nizam of Hyderabad since 1967. (Bella Vista
    Palace,
    Hyderabad -500082, Andhra Pradesh, India)

     

    born 1933, educated at Harrow School 1948/1952, married 1stly
    1959 (div.),
    Esra Birgin, born 1938, married 2ndly, 1979 (div.), Helen Simmons
    [Ayesha
    Jah], born 26th August 1948, died 13th May 1989, married 3rdly August
    1990 (div. 1994) (as her second husband),
    Manolya Onur, born 1954, a former Miss Turkey (1975), married 4thly
    (div. 1995), Jamila, a 22 year old from Morrocco, married 5thly,
    Orchid, a Turkish lady, and has issue.

    • Sahibzada Azmet Jah (by Esra), born 1960.
    • Sahibzadi Shehkyer Jah (by Esra), born 1964.
    • Sahibzada Alexander Azam Jah (by Helen), born 1979.
    • Sahibzada Mohammad Umar Jah (by Helen), born 1983.
    • Sahibzadi Nilofur Jah (by Manolya), born 27th March 1991.

     

     

    PREDECESSORS and SHORT HISTORY: The
    Princely state was founded about 1725. Rulers were…

    1. QAMAR ad-DIN CHIN QILIJ KHAN NIZAM
      ul-MULK FATEH JUNG ASAF
      JAH I
      , 1st Nizam of Hyderabad 1725/1748, born 11th August
      1671, Governor of Bijaipur, subedar of six
      provinces of the Deccan and faujdar of Karnatak. Nizam-Ul-Mulk never
      openly
      claimed independence of the Deccan from the central government. From
      1724
      he carried on the government of the six subas of the Deccan without any
      reference to Delhi, unhampered in the exercise of all the sovereign
      attributes
      of a state., he advised his successor to keep intact the traditional
      relations
      of loyalty with the imperial government, married and had issue, six
      sons.
      He died 22nd May 1748 and was buried at Khuldabad.

      • Muhammed Nasir Jang Mir Ahmad (qv)
      • Asaj ad-Dowla Mir Ali Salabat (qv)
      • Ghazi ad-Din (qv)
      • Mir Basalat Jang
      • Mir Mughal, died 1775.
      • Nizam Ali Khan Asaf Jah II (qv)
      • Daughter, married and had issue.
        • Muhyi ad-Din Muzaffar Jang (qv)
    1a. MUHAMMED
    NASIR JANG MIR AHMAD

    1748/1750,
    died 5th December 1750.

     

    1b. MUHYI
    ad-DIN MUZAFFAR JANG
    1750/1751,
    died 1751.

     

    1c. GHAZI
    ad-DIN
    1751/1752 (in
    rebellion),
    died 16th October 1752. Ancestor of the Nawabs of Baoni.

     

    1d. ASAJ
    ad-DOWLA MIR ALI SALABAT

    1751/1763,
    died 1763.
      1. NIZAM
        ALI KHAN ASAF JAH II
        , 2nd Nizam of Hyderabad 1763/1803 ,
        born 24th February
        1734.
        After the treaty of 1798 Bolarum became one of the largest British
        cantonments
        in the south. Nizam Ali Khan was the absolute sovereign of the state as
        mughal Subedar of the Deccan. Territories were given on contracts and
        the
        contractors were known as Taluqdars. They maintained troops for the
        protection
        of the Nizam in the Districts. The whole territory of the state was
        divided
        mainly into three categories namely “Khalsa”, “Paigah” and Jagirs,
        married
        and had issue. He died 6th August 1803 and was buried at Mecca Masjid
        by
        the side of his mother Umda Begum.

        • Mir Akbar Ali Khan Sikander Jah Asaf Jah III (qv)
        • Mir Ali Jah, died 1795.
        • Mir Subhan Ali
        • Mir Ahmad Ali
        • Bashirunissa Begum, married Fakhruddin Khan
          Amir-e-Kabir Shams ul-Umra
          II
          , born 1781, died 1863 and had issue.
        • Mir Zulfiqar Ali Khan Taymur Jang Nasiruddaula
          Zulfiqar
          Malik-e-Jan-Dar-Jha
          ,
          married and had issue.

          • Mir Rustam Ali Khan, married and had issue.
            • Mir Jamshed Ali Khan, married and had issue.
              • Mir Asif Ali Khan
              • Mir Sujat Ali Khan, married and had issue.
                • Mir Iradat Ali Khan
                • Mir Hyder Ali Khan, married and had issue.
                  • Mir Sabir Ali Khan, married and has issue.
                    • Mir Barkat Ali Khan
                    • Mir Azmat Ali Khan
                    • Shabeena Zarine Begum
                  • Mir Asad Ali Khan, married and has issue.
                    • Samiya Begum
                    • Mir Muhammed Ali Khan
                    • Mir Ahmad Ali Khan
                    • Asma Begum
                  • Mir Rustam Ali Khan, married and has issue.
                    • Mir Shujat Ali Khan
                    • Mir Hussain Ali Khan
                  • Saedunissa Begum
                  • Tajunissa Begum
                  • Hajra Begum
                • Rahamatunissa Begum
                • Karimunissa Begum
                • Sogha Begum
            • Mir Liyaqat Ali Khan
            • Mir Nawazish Ali Khan
            • Mir Zafar Ali Khan
          • Tajunissa Begum

     

      1. MIR
        AKBAR ALI KHAN SIKANDER JAH ASAF JAH III
        , 3rd Nizam of
        Hyderabad 1803/1829 ,
        born
        11th November 1768. There was no treaty between the Nizam and the
        British
        for the maintenance of the Contingent. He allowed the state to go into
        debt , borrowing money at 25% interest, which resulted in the Nizam
        losing
        a substantial amount of territory to William Palmer & Company. The
        Nizam wavied the Peshkash (tribute) of Rs.7 lakh per annum, which the
        company
        was paying on account of Northern Circars. The death of his favorite
        daughter
        in 1826 gave Sikander Jah a great shock that slowly led to his death on
        Thursday 21st May 1829, nine sons and ten daughters survived him,
        including.

        • Mir Naser ad-Dowla Farkhunda Ali Khan Asaf Jah IV (qv)
        • Mir Gawhar Ali Khan Mubarizuddaula, died 1854.
        • Zulfiqar ul-Mulk
        • Sham samul-Mulk
        • Munnawar ad-Dowla

     

      1. NASER ad-DOWLA FARKHUNDA ALI KHAN ASAF
        JAH IV
        , 4th Nizam of Hyderabad 1829/1857 , born 25th April
        1794 in Bidar. In 1853 when General Fraser
        left Hyderabad and in his place General C.B. Low took over as the
        Resident,
        he received a message from Lord Dalhousie to inform the Nizam to pay
        sixty-four
        lakh rupees which were due to the British for maintaining the
        Contingent.
        On 20th May 1853 a new treaty was concluded by which the strength of
        the
        Contingent force was settled for its payments. The Contingent ceased to
        be a part of the Nizam’s Army and became an auxiliary force kept by the
        British Government for the benefit of Hyderabad State, married
        Dilwar-u-Nisa Begum, and had
        issue. He died 18th May 1857.

        • Mir Tahniath Ali Khan Afzal ad-Dowla Mahbub Ali Khan Asaf
          Jah V (by Dilwar-u-Nisa Begum) (qv)
        • Roshanuddaula

     

      1. MIR TAHNIATH ALI KHAN AFZAL
        ad-DOWLA
        MAHBUB ALI KHAN ASAF
        JAH V
        , 5th Nizam of Hyderabad 1857/1869 , born 11th October
        1827. On 31st August
        1861
        the order of the Star of India was conferred on Nawab Afzal-ud-Daula.
        Dominion
        was divided into five Subas and sixteen districts. Each Suba was headed
        by a Subedar and each district was under a Taluqdar. During the reign
        of
        Nawab Afzal-ud-Daula, the reforms carried out by Sir Salar Jung
        included
        the establishment of a Government central treasury in 1855, married
        Wadid-u-Nisa Begum. He died
        26th
        February 1869.
      1. Lt.Gen. HH MUZAFFAR ul-MAMALIK NIZAM
        ul-MULK NIZAM
        ad-DOWLA Nawab Mir Sir MAHBUB ALI KHAN Bahadur Fath Jang ASAF JAH VI
        ,
        6th Nizam of Hyderabad 1869/1911, born 17th August 1866, G.C.B.,
        G.C.S.I., Lt.Gen.
        (Hon.)
        1910. On 5th November 1902 an agreement was signed by the Nizam’s
        government
        assigning Berar districts to the British on lease on payment of Rs.25
        lakh
        per annum. “In the Nizam’s dominion, medical treatment and medical
        education
        reached a high standard of excellence. Here was held the famous
        chloroform
        commission which was due to the liberality and scientific interest of
        the
        Nizam and the energy and enthusiasm of Dr.Lawrie, the presidency
        surgeon”.
        “British Medical Journal 1895″. In 1893 Mahboob Ali Khan announced a
        major
        reform in the constitution of the government through an edict called
        “Qanunche
        Mubarick”. On 5th May 1905 Victoria Memorial Orphanage was established
        in memory of Queen Victoria. In 1878 Madrasa-I-Aliya was founded and in
        1908 the Mahboobia girls school was set up. On Tuesday 28th September
        1908
        Hyderabad witnessed disastrous floods of the river musi, flowing
        through
        the city. On 5th February 1885 her majesty the queen empress conferred
        upon his highness the honour of grand commander of the star of India.
        His
        highness had a sudden stroke of paralysis and succumbed to it at 12:30
        p.m at Falaknuma palace on Tuesday, August 29 1911 at the age of 46
        years.
        He married a number of times and had issue.

        • Lt.Gen. H.E.H. Asaf Jah Muzaffar-ul-Mamalik Nizam-ul-Mulk
          Nizam-ud-Daula
          Nawab Mir Sir Osman Ali Khan Bahadur Fath Jang Asaf Jah VII (by
          Amat uz-Zehra Begum) (qv)
        • Sahibzadi Dawudunissa Begum (5th daughter), married
          Monaziruddin Khan
          Nazir
          Jung Paigah and had issue.

     

      1. Lt.Gen. H.E.H. Asaf Jah
        Muzaffar-ul-Mamalik Nizam-ul-Mulk Nizam-ud-Daula
        Nawab Mir Sir OSMAN ALI KHAN Bahadur Fath Jang ASAF JAH VII
        ,
        7th Nizam of Hyderabad
        1911/1967, Mir Osman Ali Khan was born in Hyderabad on 6th April 1886
        at
        Purani Haveli, educated privately, G.C.S.I. [cr.1911], G.B.E. (civil)
        [cr.1917].
        Mir Osman Ali Khan was a great scholar and wrote poetry in Urdu and
        Persian.
        On 14th April 1906 he was married to Dulhan Pasha Begum, daughter of
        Nawab
        Jahangir Jung at Eden Bagh at the age of 21. In 1911 Mir Osman Ali Khan
        was proclaimed the Nizam by Nawab Shahab Jung, the Minister of
        police.In
        1912 Maharaja sir Kishen Pershad resigned as the Prime Minister and in
        his place Nawab Yousuf Ali Khan Salar Jung III was appointed as the
        Prime
        Minister. In 1914 Salar Jung resigned and the Nizam took the
        administration.
        Under the first head may be mentioned the despatch of the Hyderabad
        Imperial
        Service cavalry to Egypt in 1914. His exalted highness was the honorary
        Colonel of the 20 Deccan Horse. In 1918, Nawab Mir Osman Ali Khan was
        elevated
        by King George V from “His Highness” to “His Exalted Highness”. In a
        letter
        dated 24th January, 1918, the title “Faithful Ally of the British
        Government”
        was conferred on him, married (amongst others), Mazharunnisa Begum,
        died 18th June 1964, and had issue. He died 24th February 1967.

        • HH Walashan Nawab Sir Mir Himayat Ali Khan Azam Jah,
          Prince of Berar,
          born
          22nd February 1907, married 12th November 1931 in Nice, HIH Princess
          Dürrühshehvar
          Sultana of Turkey, died 7th February 2006 in London, and had issue. He
          died 9th October 1970.

          • H.E.H. Nizam al-Molk Fath Jang Barkat Ali Khan Mukarram
            Jah Asaf
            Jah
            VIII (qv)
          • Mir Karamat Ali Khan Muffakham Jah, born 1939, educated
            at Harrow
            School
            1952/1957 and at Balliol College, Oxford 1957/1960.
        • Sahibzada Nawab Muazam Jah, born 22nd December 1907,
          married 1stly, 12th
          November
          1931 in Nice, Princess Nilüfer Hanim Sultana of Turkey, died sp, married
          2ndly, 19th October 1948 (nikah), Razia Begum, married 3rdly,
          Sahibzadi Anwar Begum, and had
          issue.

          • Sahibzada Imdad Jah, married, and had issue.
            • Sahibzada Dilshad Jah
          • Sahibzada Shahainat Ali Khan (by Sahibzadi Anwar Begum)
          • Sahibzadi Fatima Fouzia (by Razia Begum), born
            1950, married and has issue.

            • Sahibzada Himayat Ali Mirza
          • Sahibzadi (name unknown) (by Razia Begum), born
            1951.
          • Sahibzadi (name unknown) (by Razia Begum), born
            1953.

     

    1. H.E.H. Nizam al-Molk Fath Jang
      BARKAT
      ALI KHAN MUKARRAM
      JAH ASAF JAH VIII
      , 8th Nizam of Hyderabad (see above)

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