Mehboob ki Mehendi, Hyderabad

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Mehboob ki Mehendi is a place in Hyderabad, Telangana, India.[1] It was a mujra joint, a time honoured tradition of Music and Dance, during the reign of the Nizams in Hyderabad State.


It got its name after a Chilla of Mahboob Subhani, where the mujras were popular. Noted courtesan, Mah Laqa Bai, was present here. The Courtesans and other performing artistes held a respectable position in Hyderabad before Aurangzeb's reign.

An image of the incumbent Nizam of Hyderabad published in the Illustrated London News, 1876.

Present day[edit]

In the 1980s it became the red light area. But in 1996, the area was evacuated.[2][3] Prominent NGO, Prajwala is working to rehabilitate the children.


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