Azam Jah

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This is an Ottoman Turkish style name. Azam Jah is the given name, and there is no family name.
Prince Azam Jah
Prince of Berar
Born (1907-02-22)22 February 1907
Died 7 October 1970(1970-10-07) (aged 63)
Spouse Princess Durru Shehvar of the Ottoman Empire
Issue Mukarram Jah
Muffakham Jah
Full name
Sahebzada Mir Himayat Ali Khan Siddiqi Azam Jah
House House of Asaf Jah
Father Osman Ali Khan
Mother Sahebzadi Azam unnisa Begum[1]

Azam Jah, Damat Walashan Sahebzada Nawab Sir Mir Himayat Ali Khan Siddiqi Bahadur Bayaffendi (Urdu: اعظم جاہ داماد والاشان صاحب زادہ نواب سر میر حمایت علی خان بہادر بے آفندی‎) (21/22 February 1907 - 9 October 1970) was the eldest son of the seventh and last Nizam of Hyderabad, Mir Osman Ali Khan Siddiqi Asif Jah VII and mother Sahebzadi Azam unisa Begum d/o Sahebzada Mir Jhangir Ali Khan Siddiqi 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 Durru Shehvar, a member of the House of Osman (formerly of the Ottoman Empire) and the daughter of the last Ottoman Caliph Abdülmecid II, in Nice on 12 November 1931. The marriage failed after producing two sons.

On the death of the VII Nizam, the title passed to Azam Jah's elder son, Sahebzada Mir Barkat Ali Khan Siddiqi Mukarram Jah, as eighth Nizam, who was still the pretender to the throne of Hyderabad. as of 2013 Azam's younger son is Sahebzada Mir Karamat Ali Khan Siddiqi 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 Siddiqi 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 Siddiqi Bahadur, Prince of Berar
  • 1937-1943: General His Highness Azam Jah, Walashan Sahebzada Nawab Mir Himayat 'Ali Khan Siddiqi Bahadur, Prince of Berar
  • 1943-1946: General His Highness Azam Jah, Walashan Sahebzada Nawab Mir Sir Himayat 'Ali Khan Siddiqi Bahadur, Prince of Berar, GBE
  • 1946-1970: General His Highness Azam Jah, Walashan Sahebzada Nawab Mir Sir Himayat 'Ali Khan Siddiqi Bahadur, Prince of Berar, GCIE, GBE

Honours[edit]

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

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Hyderabad Archived 23 March 2009 at the Wayback Machine., Indian Princely States website, accessed 2 July 2010

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