Afzal ad-Dawlah, Asaf Jah V

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Afzal ad-Dawlah, Asaf Jah V
The Nizam of Hyderabad, GCSI
Nizam of Hyderabad
Reign 16 May 1857 - 26 February 1869
Coronation 1857
Predecessor Nasir-ud-dawlah, Asaf Jah IV
Successor Mahbub Ali Khan, Asaf Jah VI
Born (1827-10-11)11 October 1827
Gufran Manzil, Hyderabad State, British India
Died 26 February 1869(1869-02-26) (aged 41)
Hyderabad, Hyderabad State, British India
Burial Mecca Masjid, Hyderabad
Spouse Sahebzadi Mahboob Begum
Sahebzadi Allah Rakhi Begum
Sahebzadi Hussaini Begum Saheba
Issue Asaf Jah VI
Full name
Afzal ad-Dawlah, Asaf Jah V Mir Tahniyath Ali Khan Siddiqi Bayafandi
House Asaf Jahi
Father Nasir-ud-dawlah, Asaf Jah IV
Mother Sahebzadi Dialwar unisa Begum Saheba
Religion Islam

Afzal ad-Dawlah, Asaf Jah V Mir Tahniyath Ali Khan Siddiqi Bayafandi (11 October 1827 – 26 February 1869) was the ruling Nizam of Hyderabad, India, from 1857 to 1869.

Asaf Jah V's realm was divided into five subahs and sixteen districts; each subah was headed by a Subedar and each district by a Taluqdar. Reforms during his reign, by his Prime Minister Salar Jung, included the establishment of a governmental central treasury in 1855. Asaf Jah V reformed the Hyderabad revenue and judicial systems, instituted a postal service and constructed the first rail and telegraph networks. In 1861 he was awarded the Star of India.

Asaf Jah V was the eldest son of Naser ud Daula Mir Farqunda Ali Khan Asaf Jah IV and his wife Sahebzadi Dialwar unisa Begum Saheba. He was married three times, first to Sahebzadi Mahboob Begum Saheba, second to Sahebzadi Allah Rakhi Begum and third to Sahebzadi Hussaini Begum Saheba, and sired four sons and six daughters. He died at Hyderabad on 26 February 1869, and was buried at the Mecca Masjid mosque.

Style and titles[edit]

  • His Highness Sir Nizam-ul-Mulk, Afzal ad-Dawlah, Nawab Farooqi Mir Tahniat Ali Khan Siddiqi Bayafandi Bahadur, Asaf Jah V, GCSI, Nizam of Hyderabad.

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Silver Rupee issued in name of Ad-Dawlah, Afzal

Afzal ad-Dawlah, Asaf Jah V
Preceded by
Nasir-ud-dawlah, Asaf Jah IV
Nizam of Hyderabad
Succeeded by
Mahbub Ali Khan Siddiqi, Asaf Jah VI