Mir Akbar Ali Khan Sikander Jah, Asaf Jah III

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Sikandar Jah, Nizam III
The Sixth Nizam of Hyderabad state
Nizam Sikandar Jah (r.1803-29).jpg
Reign 1803–1829
Predecessor Ali Khan Asaf Jah II
Successor Nasir-ud-dawlah, Asaf Jah IV
Issue 10 sons and 9 daughters
House Purani Haweli
Father Ali Khan Asaf Jah II
Mother Tahniat un-nisa Begum
Born 11 November 1768
Chowmahalla Palace (Khilwat), Hyderabad, Hyderabad State, Mughal India
(now in Telangana State, India)
Died 21 May 1829
Hyderabad, Hyderabad State, British India
(now in Telangana State, India)
Burial Mecca Masjid, Hyderabad, Hyderabad State, British India
(now in Telangana State, India)

Mir Akbar Ali Khan Siddiqi Sikander Jah Asaf Jah III (11 November 1768 – 21 May 1829), Nizam of Hyderabad, was the ruler of Hyderabad state in India from 1803 to 1829.

Birth[edit]

He was born in Chow Mahalla in the Khilwath palace, the second son of Asaf Jah II and Tahniat un-nisa Begum. Issue ten sons and nine Daughters, among are 1.Mir Farqunda Ali khan Siddiqi (Naser Ud Daula), 2.Mir Basheer Uddin Ali Khan Sham Samul Mulk or Samsamad Daula, 3.Zulfakir ul Mulk Zulfakir ud Daula 4.Mir Gawhar Ali Khan (Mubariz Ud Daula) 5.Saif Ul Mulk Mir Taffazul Ali Khan 6. Munawar ud Daula Mir Munawar Ali Khan. 7.Jahandar Jah Mir Faiyaz Ali Khan Baber Jang. 8. Qutub ud Daula Mir Mahmud Ali Khan 9.Qamar ul Mulk Qamar ud Daula Mir Dilawar Ali Khan Sarwar Jung. 10.Muzafar Ul Mulk Muzafar ud Daula Mir Fateh Ali Khan Dilear Jung.

Shazada Nawab Mir Tafazul Ali Khan Mir Badesha (Saif-ul-mulk) only son of sikander jah nizam III born with wife Jahan Parwar Begum Sahiba (Haji Begum) daughter of Nawab Saif Ul Mulk (Maali Mian) son of Arastu Jah(was the prime minister during the Asaf jah III).

Marriage[edit]

He was married (first) with Jahan Parwar Begum Sahiba (Haji Begum) daughter of Nawab Saif Ul Mulk ( Maali Mian) son of Moin un Daula Nawab Gulam Said Khan Bahadir Surab Jang in May 1800. Second with Fazilath Unisa Begum ( Chandni Begum ).

Official name[edit]

His original names were Sikandar Jah, Asaf ul-Mulk, Asad ud-Daula, Nawab Mir Akbar 'Ali Khan Siddiqi Bahadur, Asad Jang. He was officially known as Asaf Jah III, Nizam ul-Mulk, Nizam ud-Daula, Mir Akbar 'Ali Khan Siddiqi Bahadur, Fulad Jang, Nizam of Hyderabad.

Reign[edit]

Munir al-Mulk Bahadur-minister of Nizam

During his reign, a British cantonment was established in Hyderabad and the area was christened after him as Secunderabad. His son Samsamadaula ( Mir Basheeruddin Ali Khan ) was Defence Adviser to his brother, Nasir ud Daula, and nephew, Afzal ud daula. But he did not have any pact with the British for maintaining the contingent. The state was in a financial mess during his reign.[1]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ University of Queensland

External links[edit]

Mir Akbar Ali Khan Sikander Jah, Asaf Jah III
Asaf Jahi dynasty
Preceded by
Ali Khan Asaf Jah II
Nizam of Hyderabad
1803–1829
Succeeded by
Nasir-ud-dawlah, Asif Jah IV