H.H. The Nizam VI - Nawab Mir Mahboob Ali Khan, 1869-1911
Nizam was a title given to the rulers of the state of Hyderabad in India. These rulers belonged to the Asaf Jah dynasty. Asaf Jah was a title assumed by Mir Qamar-ud-Din, a viceroy of the Deccan, under the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb who split from the crumbling Mughal Empire and in 1720 declared himself an independent state. His successors, henceforth were known by the title of Nizam.
In 1948 the independent state of Hyderabad was annexed by the newly independent India. A total of 7 nizams ruled Hyderabad and evidence of their rule can still be seen today in Hyderabad city.H.H. The Nizam VI - Nawab Mir Mahboob Ali Khan, 1889 A.D.
H.H. The Nizam VI - Nawab Mir Mahboob Ali Khan, 1889 A.D.A coronation portrait of the Nizam VI, circa. 1880H.E.H Nizam VII with his grandson Sahebzada Mukarram Jah, circa. 1934
H.E.H Nizam VII with his grandson Sahebzada Mukarram Jah, circa. 1934
Sahebzadi Ahmed Unnisa, sister of Salabath Jah, Son of H.H. The Nizam VI, circa. 1914
The Nizam VI riding an elephant in a procession from Moula Ali, circa. 1895
Principal Street, circa. 1890. Charminar and Mecca Masjid are visible at the back.
Mahal-e-Mubarak: Wife of H.E.H. The Nizam VII, circa. 1915
Sahebzada Salabath Jah & Sahebzadi Ahmed Unnisa, son and daughter of The Nizam VI. circa. 1910
Sir Osman Ali Khan Bahadur Fateh Jung, GCSI, GBE
The last Nizam who ruled from 1911-1948, was featured on the cover of Time Magazine and was estimated to be, at that time, the richest man in the world with an estimated $2 billion in assets.