Moazzam Jah

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Prince Moazzam Jah
Spouse Princess Niloufer
Razia Begum Sahiba
Sahibzadi Anwari Begum Sahiba
Issue Shahamat Jah
Fatima Fouzia Begum
Amina Marzia Begum
Begum Sahiba
Aliya Kulsum
Sakina Begum
Full name
Sahebzada Mir Shujaat Ali Khan Moazzam Jah
House House of Asaf Jah
Father Osman Ali Khan
Mother Dulhan Pasha Begum[1]
Born (1907-12-21)21 December 1907
Eden Garden, Hyderabad
Died 15 September 1987(1987-09-15) (aged 79)
Fern Villa, Red Hills, Hyderabad
Burial Daira-i-Mir Mumin, Sultan Shahi, Hyderabad

Muazzam Jah, Walashan Sahebzada Nawab Mir Sir Shuja’at ‘Ali Khan Bahadur, KCIE (21 December 1907 - 15 September 1987), was the son of the last Nizam of Hyderabad, Osman Ali Khan, Asaf Jah VII and his first wife Dulhan Pasha Begum.

He first married Princess Niloufer (4 January 1916-12 June 1989), one of the last princesses of the Ottoman empire. He later had two other wives, Anwari Begum Saheba and Razia Begum Saheba. In 1947, he was granted the personal style of Highness by the King-Emperor George VI.Having had issued One son and five daughters. Sahebzada Mir Shahmat Ali Khan, Shahmat Jah, Sahebzadi Fathina Fauzia Begum, Sahebzadi Amina Marzia Begum, Sahebzadi Alia Kulsum Begum, Sahebzadi Sakina Begum and Sahebzadi ..... Fathima Begum. All born at Fern Villa, Red Hills.

He stayed at the Hill Fort Palace, Hyderabad.

The popular Moazzam Jahi Market of Hyderabad is named after him.

Titles[edit]

  • 1907-1929: Muazzam Jah, Walasham Sahebzada Nawab Mir Shuja’at ‘Ali Khan Bahadur
  • 1929-1945: Colonel Muazzam Jah, Walasham Sahebzada Nawab Mir Shuja’at ‘Ali Khan Bahadur
  • 1945-1946: General Muazzam Jah, Walasham Sahebzada Nawab Mir Shuja’at ‘Ali Khan Bahadur
  • 1946-1947: General Muazzam Jah, Walasham Sahebzada Nawab Mir Sir Shuja’at ‘Ali Khan Bahadur, KCIE
  • 1947-1987: General His Highness Muazzam Jah, Walasham Sahebzada Nawab Mir Sir Shuja’at ‘Ali Khan Bahadur, KCIE

Honours[edit]

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

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Hyderabad, The Royal Ark, accessed 2 July 2010

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