Hyderabad House

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Hyderabad House
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with British Prime Minister Theresa May at Hyderabad House.jpg
General information
Construction started1926; 93 years ago (1926)
Completed1928; 91 years ago (1928)
CostGB£200,000 (equivalent to GB£11 million in 2016)[1]
OwnerGovernment of India
Technical details
Floor area8.77 acres (3.55 ha)
Lifts/elevators0
Design and construction
ArchitectSir Edwin Lutyens
Other information
Number of rooms36
PM Narendra Modi and the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, at a courtyard of the Hyderabad House, in 2017.

Hyderabad House is a building in New Delhi, India, used by the Government of India for banquets and meetings for visiting foreign dignitaries.[2] It was designed by eminent British architect Edwin Lutyens as a residence for Mir Osman Ali Khan, the last Nizam of Hyderabad.[3]

History[edit]

Hyderabad House was built for Mir Osman Ali Khan, the last Nizam of Hyderabad. It is situated next to the Baroda House, the erstwhile royal residence of the Maharaja of Baroda and currently the zonal headquarters office of Northern Railways.[4]

After Indian independence in 1947, the palace was taken over by the Indian Government from the Nizam. It is currently used by the Government of India for banquets and meetings for visiting foreign dignitaries.[5] It has also been a venue for joint press conferences and major government events.[citation needed]

Architecture[edit]

Spread over 8.77 acres, and built in the shape of a butterfly, in Indo-Saracenic architecture.[6] The entrance hall of the palace, a dome with an entrance hall beneath with symmetrical wings at fifty-five degree angle, is the outstanding feature. It has 36 rooms including a zenana, four of which have now been converted into dining rooms. It is located to the northwest of the India Gate.[citation needed]

With the exception of the Viceroy's House, it was the largest and grandest of all palaces built in Delhi by Edwin Lutyens during 1921-1931. The Nizam’s sons disliked the building, finding it too western in style for their taste and was seldom used.[citation needed]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ United Kingdom Gross Domestic Product deflator figures follow the Measuring Worth "consistent series" supplied in Thomas, Ryland; Williamson, Samuel H. (2018). "What Was the U.K. GDP Then?". MeasuringWorth. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  2. ^ NAYAR, K.P. (18 July 2011). "Ties too big for Delhi table - Space dilemma mirrors growth in Indo-US relationship". telegraphindia.com. Retrieved 13 December 2013.
  3. ^ Sharma, Manoj (8 June 2011). "Of princes, palaces and plush points". Hindustan Times. Archived from the original on 10 October 2013. Retrieved 13 December 2013.
  4. ^ Varghese, Shiny (28 April 2016). "Game of Thrones". Indian Express. Retrieved 11 May 2016.
  5. ^ NAYAR, K.P. (18 July 2011). "Ties too big for Delhi table - Space dilemma mirrors growth in Indo-US relationship". telegraphindia.com. Retrieved 13 December 2013.
  6. ^ "Celebrating 100 years: The tale of Delhi's iconic Hyderabad House".

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External links[edit]

Media related to Hyderabad House at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 28°36′58″N 77°13′41″E / 28.616141°N 77.227948°E / 28.616141; 77.227948