Azam Jah

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Prince Azam Jah
Prince of Berar
Spouse Princess Durru Shehvar of the Ottoman Empire
Issue Mukarram Jah
Muffakham Jah
Full name
Sahebzada Mir Himayat Ali Khan Azam Jah
House House of Asaf Jah
Father Osman Ali Khan
Mother Sahebzadi Azam unnisa Begum[1]
Born (1907-02-22)22 February 1907
Died 7 October 1970(1970-10-07) (aged 63)

Azam Jah, Damat Walashan Sahebzada Nawab Sir Mir Himayat Ali Khan Bahadur Bey Effendi (21/22 February 1907 - 9 October 1970) was the eldest son of the seventh and last Nizam of Hyderabad, Mir Osman Ali Khan Asif Jah VII; In 1936 he was given the courtesy title of Prince of Berar, a territory of the Nizam then leased in perpetuity to the British and administered by them.

Azam Jah married Princess Hatice Hariye Durr-e-Shevar in Nice on 12 November 1931. She was one of the daughters of Caliph Abdul Mejid II, who was the cousin and heir of the last Sultan of the Ottoman Empire.

The Nizam was regarded by Time magazine in 1937 as the richest person in world with estimated wealth of US$2 billion.

His marriage failed after producing two sons.

On the death of the seventh nizam the title passed to Azam Jah's elder son, Sahebzada Mir Barkat Ali Khan Mukarram Jah, as eighth nizam, who was still the pretender to the throne of Hyderabad as of 2013. His youngest son is Sahebzada Mir Karamat Ali Khan Muffakham Jah.

Residence[edit]

He lived at Bella Vista, Hyderabad, a 10-acre (40,000 m2) palace near Hussain Sagar.

Titles[edit]

  • 1907-1911: Second Wali Ahad Nawab Mir Himayat 'Ali Khan Bahadur
  • 1911-1936: Wali Ahad Sahebzada Nawab Mir Himayat 'Ali Khan Bahadur
  • 1936-1937: Major His Highness Azam Jah, Walashan Sahebzada Nawab Mir Himayat 'Ali Khan Bahadur, Prince of Berar
  • 1937-1943: General His Highness Azam Jah, Walashan Sahebzada Nawab Mir Himayat 'Ali Khan Bahadur, Prince of Berar
  • 1943-1945: General His Highness Azam Jah, Walashan Sahebzada Nawab Mir Sir Himayat 'Ali Khan Bahadur, Prince of Berar, GBE
  • 1945-1946: General His Highness Azam Jah, Walashan Sahebzada Nawab Mir Sir Himayat 'Ali Khan Bahadur, Prince of Berar, GBE
  • 1946-1970: General His Highness Azam Jah, Walashan Sahebzada Nawab Mir Sir Himayat 'Ali Khan Bahadur, Prince of Berar, GCIE, GBE

Honours[edit]

(ribbon bar, as it would look today; incomplete)

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Defence Medal BAR.svg War Medal 39-45 BAR.svg GeorgeVSilverJubileum-ribbon.png GeorgeVICoronationRibbon.png


References[edit]

  1. ^ Hyderabad, Indian Princely States website, accessed 2 July 2010

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