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The Asaf Jahi Dynasty

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1911 - 1967 General His Exalted Highness Rustam-i-Dauran, Arustu-i-Zaman, Wal Mamaluk, Asaf Jah VII, Muzaffar ul-Mamaluk, Nizam ul-Mulk, Nizam ud-Daula, Nawab Mir Osman ‘Ali Khan Bahadur, Sipah Salar, Fath Jang, Faithful Ally of the British Government, Nizam of Hyderabad and Berar, GCSI (12.12.1911), GBE (m 4.12.1917), Royal Victorian Chain (1.1.1946). b. at the Madar-i-Deccan Mahal, Purani Haveli, Hyderabad, 6th April 1886, second son of Lieutenant-General H.H. Rustam-i-Dauran, Arustu-i-Zaman, Wal Mamaluk, Asaf Jah VI, Muzaffar ul-Mamaluk, Nizam ul-Mulk, Nizam ud-Daula, Nawab Mir Mahbub ‘Ali Khan Bahadur, Sipah Salar, Fath Jang, Nizam of Hyderabad, GCB, GCSI, by his first wife, Amat uz-Zahra Begum Sahiba, Madar-i-Deccan, educ. privately. Succeeded on the death of his father, 29th August 1911. Installed at the Khilwat Palace, Chow-Mahalla, Hyderabad, 18th September 1911. Granted the style of His Exalted Highness 1st January 1918, and the title of Faithful Ally of the British Government 24th January 1918, and Nizam of Hyderabad and Berar 13th November 1936. He refused to sign any instrument of accession to the Dominion of India or Pakistan, when those states came into being in August 1947. His domains were subsequently invaded by Indian troops in a so-called “police-action” on 13th September 1948 and an Indian administration established throughout the state on 19th September 1948. The Nizam issued a firman on 23rd November 1949, in which he announced that Hyderabad would also be governed by the forthcoming new constitution, then being considered by the Constituent Assembly in Delhi, and effective from 26th January 1950*. The High Court of India held that he ceased being a sovereign as of that date. Installed as Rajpramukh of Hyderabad 26th January 1950, serving in this capacity until the reorganisation of the states on linguistic grounds 31st October 1956. Hon Col British Army 27/12/1912, prom Hon Lieut-Gen 1/1/1918, and Hon General 4/7/1941, Hon Col 20th Royal Deccan Horse, IA 6/12/1912. Chancellor Osmania Univ 1917-1967, Patron Osmania Medical Coll 1921-1967. Rcvd: Delhi Durbar silver (1903), Delhi Durbar gold (1911), Silver Jubilee (1935), and Coron (1937) medals, and DGBStJ (25.11.1911). m. at Eden Gardens, Hyderabad, 16th April 1906, H.H. Dulhan Pasha Begum Sahiba (b. at Hyderabad, 1889; d. at King Kothi Palace, Hyderabad, before 28th February 1955), educ. privately, née Sahibzadi Azam un-nisa Begum Sahiba, daughter of Nawab Mir Jahangir ‘Ali Khan Bahadur, Jahangir Jang. m. (1) at Hyderabad, 1918, Shahzada Begum Sahiba, daughter of Nawab Mirza Nazir Beg Bahadur, Nazir Jang, sometime Army Secretary. m. (2) Iqbal Gowhar Begum Sahiba (d.s.p. at Hyderabad, 4th August 1972). m. (3) Amira Begum Sahiba. m. (4) Ahmadi Begum Sahiba, daughter of Nawab Nazir Jang Bahadur. m. (5) at Hyderabad, 1922, Shah Taj Gowhar Begum Sahiba (d.. at Hyderabad, 15th September/October 1977), daughter of Nawab Aga Mirza Nasru’llah Khan Bahadur, Nasir Yar Jang, of the Aga Khan family. m. (6) Khadir Begum Sahiba. m. (7) at Hyderabad, 18th May 1923, Sahibzadi Mazhar un-nisa Begum Sahiba [Chunnu Begum Sahiba] (b. at Hyderabad, 1899; d. at King Kothi Palace, Hyderabad, 18th June 1964), youngest daughter of Amir-i-Paigah, Khurshid ul-Mulk, Khurshid ud-Daula, Nawab Faiz ud-din Khan Bahadur, Imam Jang, by his second wife, Sahibzadi Najib un-nisa Begum Sahiba, youngest daughter of H.H. Asaf Jah V, Nizam ul-Mulk, Afzal ud-Daula, Nawab Mir Tahniyat ‘Ali Khan Bahadur, Nizam of Hyderabad, GCSI. m. (8) at King Kothi Palace, Hyderabad, 1935, Laila Begum Sahiba, formerly a Hindu dancing girl, his favourite wife who bore him five sons and two daughters. m. (9) Jani Begum Sahiba (d. at King Kothi Palace, Hyderabad, 7th June 1959), daughter of Nawab Yavar Jang Bahadur, who bore him one son. m. (10) Anwar Begum Sahiba. m. (11) Razia Begum Sahiba. m. (12) Mahboob Begum Sahiba. m. (13) Bari Hussaini Begum Sahiba. m. (14) Choti Begum Sahiba. m. (15) Hussaini Begum Sahiba. m. (16) Hanifa Begum Sahiba. m. (17) Pari Begum Sahiba. m. (18) Hussaini Begum Sahiba. m. (19) Ghousia Begum Sahiba. m. (20) Rahath Begum Sahiba. m. (21) Mariam Begum Sahiba. m. (a) Munira Bi Sahiba. m. (b) Zinat Bi Sahiba. m. (c) Gul Bi Sahiba. m. (d) Aliya Bi Sahiba. m. (e) Khumru Bi Sahiba. m. (f) Bari Khumru Bi Sahiba. m. (g) Fatima Bi Sahiba. m. (h) Khasim Bi Sahiba. m. (i) Abbas Bi Saheba. m. (j) Halima Bi Sahiba. m. (k) Amir Bi Sahiba. m. (l) Sultan Bi Sahiba. m. (m) Imam Bi Sahiba. m. (n) Khas Bi Sahiba. m. (o) Roshan Bi Sahiba. m. (p) Iqbal Bi Sahiba. m. (q) Nunhi Bi Sahiba. m. (r) Bari Bismillah Bi Sahiba. m. (s) Mehtab Bi Sahiba. m. (t) Allah Rakhi Bi Sahiba. m. (u) Ayisha Bi Sahiba, daughter of Colonel Ogylvia. m. (v) Jamal Bi Sahiba. m. (w) Zainab Bi Sahiba. m. (x) Hydari Bi Sahiba. m. (y) Putli Bi Sahiba. m. (z) Hazrau Bi Sahiba. m. (aa) Qamru Bi Sahiba. m. (bb) Choti Khasim Bi Sahiba. m. (cc) Bismillah Bi Sahiba. m. (dd) Mehboob Bi Sahiba. m. (ee) Hamida Bi Sahiba. m. (ff) Ladli Bi Sahiba. m. (gg) Hameeda Bi Sahiba. m. (hh) Khurshid Bi Sahiba. m. (ii) Sakina Bi Sahiba. m. (jj) Hayat Bi Sahiba. m. (kk) Bismillah Bi Sahiba. He d. at Nazri Bagh, King Kothi Palace, Hyderabad, 24th January 1967 (bur. there at Judi Masjid), having had;issue, twenty-eight sons and forty-four daughters:
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