Syed Ahmed El Edroos
|Born||3 March 1899|
|Battles/wars||World War I
World War II
Major-General Syed Ahmed El Edroos (Arabic: سيد احمد العيدروس, Saiyid Aḥmad al-‘aidarūs) was the commander-in-chief of the Hyderabad State army at the time of the annexation of Hyderabad State by India in 1948.
El Edroos was a close confidante and trusted aide of the Nizam of Hyderabad. His brothers were also senior officers and distinguished members of the Nizam's army.
In September 1948 El Edross held the rank of Major-General and Commander of the State Army of Hyderabad. This numbered 6,000 men and consisted of three armoured regiments, a horse cavalry regiment, 11 infantry battalions and artillery. It was supported by 18,000 poorly armed and trained irregulars. In the course of Operation Polo the Indian Army was able to scatter this mixed force in five days of fighting. General El Edross, who had advised the Nizam against opposing the entry of Indian forces, surrendered on 17 September.
His autobiography "Hyderabad of the Seven Loaves" was published in April 1994 and presented a historical account of the Asaf Jahi dynasty with an autobiographical sketch of the author, covering the events of Hyderabad's merger with the Indian Union. It narrates several anecdotes and facts about the city during the Nizami reign. The book also contains some rare pictures of the royal and aristocratic events that took place at the time.
- Operation Polo
- Hyderabadi Muslims
- Hyderabad State
- Muslim culture of Hyderabad
- History of Hyderabad for a history of the city of Hyderabad.
- Hyderabad (India) for the city.
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