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The Asaf Jahi Dynasty

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1762 - 1803 H.H. Asaf Jah II, Nizam ul-Mulk, Nizam ud-Daula, Nawab Mir Nizam 'Ali Khan Bahadur, Fath Jang, Sipah Salar, Nawab Subadar of the Deccan. b. 7th March 1734, fourth son of H.H. Asaf Jah I, Yamin us-Sultanat, Rukn us-Sultanat, Jumlat ul-Mulk, Madar ul-Maham, Nizam ul-Mulk, Nizam ud-Daula, Khan-i-Dauran, Nawab Mir Ghazi ud-din Khan Bahadur, Fath Jang, Sipah Salar, Nawab Subadar of the Deccan, by his wife, Umda Begum Sahiba, educ. privately. Granted tht titles of Nawab and Asad Jang by his father. Appointed to a mansab of 7,000 zat and 7,000 sowar 26th April 1756, and Subadar of Berar 28th April 1756. Appointed as successor designate by his brother, 9th November 1757, suspended 13th February 1758. Appointed as plenipotenciary with the title of Mukhtar-i-Mutlaq 17th June 1759 - 27th September 1760. Deposed and imprisoned his brother and ascended the musnad, 8th July 1762. Transferred his capital from Aurangabad to Hyderabad in 1763. Heavily defeated by the Marathas in 1795, being forced to cede Daulatabad, Ahmedabad and Sholapur and pay an indemnity of Rs. 30 million. Entered into a treaty of Perpetual Alliance and Attachment with the HEIC, 12th November 1766. Fought with his new allies against Tipu Sultan, receiving the districts of Cudappah and Khammam after his defeat in 1799. m. several wives, including (a) Dil-Lagan Bai Sahiba (d. at Hyderabad, 13rd June 1809), a haram. m. (b) Bakshi Begum Sahiba (d. 21st December 1813. m. (c) Tahniat un-nisa Begum Sahiba [Bibi Sahiba] (d. at Bibinagar Palace, Hyderabad, 12th May 1817, bur. Mecca Masjid). m. (d) Allah Rukni Begum Sahiba. m. (e) Zeb un-nisa Begum Sahiba (d.s.p.), daughter of Khajan Quli Khan, of Burhanpur, an Imperial mansabdar. He d. at Chow Mahala, Hyderabad, 6th August 1803 (bur. there at the Mecca Masjid), having had issue, elevn sons and twelve daughters:
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