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Asaf Jahis

Asaf Jahi (Nizam) Dynasty was founded in 1724 by Mir Qamaruddin who was the first Nizam. It extended over seven generations for 224 years until 1948. Mir Qamaruddin was one of the ministers of the Mughal Empire under the emperor Muhammad Shah, who conferred on him the title of Asaf Jah. Mir Qamaruddin was an accomplished diplomat who negotiated a peace treaty with Nadirshah, the Iranian invader. He assumed the title of Nizam-ul-Mulk and declared himself an independent prince of Deccan. The Asaf Jahi rule over Golconda started with Auranganbad as its capital.

The seven rulers of the Asif Jahi Dynasty were Mir Qamaruddin, Nizam Ali Khan, Mir Akbar Ali Khan, Mir Farkhanda Ali Khan, Mir Tahniath Ali Khan, Mir Mahaboob Ali Khan, and Mir Osman Ali Khan. The rule of the seven Nizams witnessed the development of Hyderabad. During their period, a number of buildings of archaeological and public importance were built. Some remarkable buildings are the Purani Haveli, Chowmohalla Palace, Osmania University, Jubilee Hall, Assembly Building, Asifia Library, Osmania Hospital, High Court, and the buildings in the Public Garden.

Updated on 7th June, 2005


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