Nizams of Hydrabad

Topics: Nizam, Hyderabad State, Osman Ali Khan, Asaf Jah VII Pages: 2 (366 words) Published: February 28, 2013

By: Nishrin Pishori

NIZAM a shortened version of
Nizam- ul- Mulk , meaning Administrator of the Realm, was the title of the native sovereigns of Hyderabad state, India, since 1719, belonging to the Asaf Jah dynasty. The dynasty was founded by Mir Qamar-ud-Din Siddiqi, a viceroy of the Deccan under the Mughal emperors from 1713 to 1721 and who intermittently ruled under the title Asaf Jah in 1724, and After Aurangzeb's death in 1707, the Mogul empire crumbled and the viceroy in Hyderabad, the young Asaf Jah, declared himself independent.

Asaf Jah I Qamar-ud-din Khan,
QAMAR AD-DIN CHIN QILIJ KHAN : Asaf Jah I was the founder of the ASAF JAHI DYNASTY who ruled Hyderabad state from 1720 to 1748.

Asaf Jah VII (Osman Ali Khan Bahadur)
Asaf Jah VII (Osman Ali Khan Bahadur; born 1886 1967), was the last Nizam (or ruler) of the Hyderabad. He ruled Hyderabad between 1911 and 1948, until it was invaded and annexed by India. He was styled His Exalted Highness The Nizam of Hyderabad. During his days as Nizam, he was reputed to be the richest man in the world.


The main gate of Falaknuma Palace in Hyderabad. This is regarded as one of the most magnificent palaces in India. It is now being developed into a Taj Luxury Hotel. Dining Hall of the palace.

Chowmahalla Palace

Portrait of the four wives of the NIZAM VII. The traditional Muslim attire for women was the CHAUGOSHIA-which had four segments Kurti: Long Shirt Choli: Blouse Pyjamas: Tight drainpipe trousers Khada Dupatta: Length of fabric of about five meters worn draped around the body

Royal Woman
Hyderabadi Royal women shown wearing the traditional chaugasia in Brocade fabric and also adorned with the traditional jewellery.

Son and Daughter of the Nizam VI
The royal off springs were traditionally adorned with heavy clothes and ornaments as shown in the image.

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