|PREDECESSORS and SHORT HISTORY: The
state was founded about 1725. Rulers were...
- Abdulrahman, married and had issue.
- Allahdad, married and had issue.
- Alam Shaikh, married and had issue.
- Khwaja Abid Qilich Khan, married and had
issue. He died 1687.
- Hamid Khan Muizzuddaulah
- Abdurrahman Khan Nasiruddaulah, died 1720.
- Shahabuddin Khan Ghaziuddin Khan Firuz Jang,
born 1648, married and had issue. He died
- Qamaruddin Chin Qilij Khan Nizam ul-Mulk
Fateh Jung Asaf Jah I (see below)
- Mirbahauddin, married and had issue. He died
- Muhammed Amin, born 1661, married and had
- Reayat Khan, married and had issue.
ud-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
- 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, Nizam of Hyderabad 1748/1750, died 5th
1b. MUHYI ad-DIN MUZAFFAR JANG,
Nizam of Hyderabad 1750/1751, died 1751.
1c. GHAZI ad-DIN
of Hyderabad 1751/1752 (in rebellion), died 16th October
1752. Ancestor of the Nawabs of Baoni
1d. ASAJ ad-DOWLA MIR ALI
SALABAT, Nizam of Hyderabad 1751/1763, died
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
- 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
- Mir Barkat Ali Khan
- Mir Azmat Ali Khan
- Shabeena Zarine Begum
- Mir Asad Ali Khan, married and has
- Samiya Begum
- Mir Muhammed Ali Khan
- Mir Ahmad Ali Khan
- Asma Begum
- Mir Rustam Ali Khan, married and has
- 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 , 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,
- Mir Naser ad-Dowla Farkhunda Ali Khan Asaf Jah IV
- Mir Gawhar Ali Khan Mubarizuddaula, died
- Zulfiqar ul-Mulk
- Sham samul-Mulk
- Munnawar ad-Dowla
- one of the above (second son)
- Nawab Tilawat Jung Bahadur Mir Tilawat Ali
Khan B.A., born 1880, entered civil service as
First Assistant to the Home Secretary, Chief
Inspector of Schools at Headquarters, Commander
and Paymaster of the Household and Bodyguard
Troops of H.E.H. the Nizam; Member of the
Legislative Council; Cabinet Minister, Public
Works Department and Medical Department;
Secretary and Sadrul Maham of the
Sarfikhas; Member of the Executive Council
with Revenue and Local Fund and Agriculture
Portfolios; he was responsible for the
introduction of Service Stamps, Money Order and
Savings Bank Systems in the State Postal
department; married and had issue, one son.
- Sahibzada Mir Akbar Ali Khan, born 1909,
educated at Madra University and at Trinity
College, Cambridge (Economics Degree).
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)
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.
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
- 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, fifth daughter,
married Monaziruddin Khan Nazir Jung Paigah and had
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 G.C.S.I., G.B.E., 7th Nizam of
Hyderabad 1911/1967, Mir Osman Ali Khan was born in
Hyderabad on 6th April 1886 (#1) 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. On 29th August 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, Rajpramukh of Hyderabad after
Independence; married (amongst others), Mazharunnisa
Begum, died 18th June 1964, and had issue. He died
24th February 1967.
al-Molk Fath Jang BARKAT ALI KHAN MUKARRAM JAH ASAF JAH VIII, 8th
Nizam of Hyderabad (see above)
- 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
- 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
- Sahibzada Imdad Jah, married, and had issue.
- Sahibzada Shahainat Ali Khan (by Sahibzadi Anwar
- 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.