|PREDECESSORS and SHORT HISTORY: The
Princely state was founded about 1725. Rulers were…
- 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
claimed independence of the Deccan from the central government. From
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
of a state., he advised his successor to keep intact the traditional
of loyalty with the imperial government, married and had issue, six
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)
NASIR JANG MIR AHMAD
died 5th December 1750.
ad-DIN MUZAFFAR JANG 1750/1751,
ad-DIN 1751/1752 (in
died 16th October 1752. Ancestor of the Nawabs of Baoni.
ad-DOWLA MIR ALI SALABAT
ALI KHAN ASAF JAH II, 2nd Nizam of Hyderabad 1763/1803 ,
born 24th February
After the treaty of 1798 Bolarum became one of the largest British
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
contractors were known as Taluqdars. They maintained troops for the
of the Nizam in the Districts. The whole territory of the state was
mainly into three categories namely “Khalsa”, “Paigah” and Jagirs,
and had issue. He died 6th August 1803 and was buried at Mecca Masjid
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
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
AKBAR ALI KHAN SIKANDER JAH ASAF JAH III, 3rd Nizam of
Hyderabad 1803/1829 ,
11th November 1768. There was no treaty between the Nizam and the
for the maintenance of the Contingent. He allowed the state to go into
debt , borrowing money at 25% interest, which resulted in the Nizam
a substantial amount of territory to William Palmer & Company. The
Nizam wavied the Peshkash (tribute) of Rs.7 lakh per annum, which the
was paying on account of Northern Circars. The death of his favorite
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,
- 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
- 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
he received a message from Lord Dalhousie to inform the Nizam to pay
lakh rupees which were due to the British for maintaining the
On 20th May 1853 a new treaty was concluded by which the strength of
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)
- MIR TAHNIATH ALI KHAN AFZAL
MAHBUB ALI KHAN ASAF
JAH V, 5th Nizam of Hyderabad 1857/1869 , born 11th October
1827. On 31st August
the order of the Star of India was conferred on Nawab Afzal-ud-Daula.
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
Nawab Afzal-ud-Daula, the reforms carried out by Sir Salar Jung
the establishment of a Government central treasury in 1855, married
Wadid-u-Nisa Begum. He died
- Lt.Gen. HH MUZAFFAR ul-MAMALIK 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.,
1910. On 5th November 1902 an agreement was signed by the Nizam’s
assigning Berar districts to the British on lease on payment of Rs.25
per annum. “In the Nizam’s dominion, medical treatment and medical
reached a high standard of excellence. Here was held the famous
commission which was due to the liberality and scientific interest of
Nizam and the energy and enthusiasm of Dr.Lawrie, the presidency
“British Medical Journal 1895”. In 1893 Mahboob Ali Khan announced a
reform in the constitution of the government through an edict called
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
Hyderabad witnessed disastrous floods of the river musi, flowing
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.
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
He married a number of times and had issue.
- Lt.Gen. H.E.H. Asaf Jah Muzaffar-ul-Mamalik Nizam-ul-Mulk
Nawab Mir Sir Osman Ali Khan Bahadur Fath Jang Asaf Jah VII (by
Amat uz-Zehra Begum) (qv)
- Sahibzadi Dawudunissa Begum (5th daughter), married
Jung Paigah 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,
7th Nizam of Hyderabad
1911/1967, Mir Osman Ali Khan was born in Hyderabad on 6th April 1886
Purani Haveli, educated privately, G.C.S.I. [cr.1911], G.B.E. (civil)
Mir Osman Ali Khan was a great scholar and wrote poetry in Urdu and
On 14th April 1906 he was married to Dulhan Pasha Begum, daughter of
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
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
Minister. In 1914 Salar Jung resigned and the Nizam took the
Under the first head may be mentioned the despatch of the Hyderabad
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
by King George V from “His Highness” to “His Exalted Highness”. In a
dated 24th January, 1918, the title “Faithful Ally of the British
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,
22nd February 1907, married 12th November 1931 in Nice, HIH Princess
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
- Mir Karamat Ali Khan Muffakham Jah, born 1939, educated
1952/1957 and at Balliol College, Oxford 1957/1960.
- Sahibzada Nawab Muazam Jah, born 22nd December 1907,
married 1stly, 12th
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
- Sahibzada Imdad Jah, married, and had issue.
- 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
- Sahibzadi (name unknown) (by Razia Begum), born
- H.E.H. Nizam al-Molk Fath Jang
ALI KHAN MUKARRAM
JAH ASAF JAH VIII, 8th Nizam of Hyderabad (see above)