Mehdi Nawaz Jung
|Nawab Mehdi Nawaz Jung|
Syed Mohammed Mehdi|
May 23, 1894
Dar-ul-Shifa, Hyderabad, Hyderabad State (now Telangana, India)
June 28, 1967 (aged 73)|
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India (now Telangana, India)
|Other names||Baba Mian|
|Occupation||Bureaucrat and Politician|
|Known for||Social Work, Cooperative Movement & Health Concerns.|
|Governor of Gujarat|
|Succeeded by||Nityanand Kanungo|
Nawab Mehdi Nawaz Jung (23 May 1894 – 28 June 1967) was an Indian bureaucrat and was Secretary to the Executive Council during the Nizam rule. He also served as the Governor of Gujarat from 1960-1965.
His house known as Banjara Bhavan, located at Banjara Hills was a very Picturesque Area of Hyderabad which was promoted by Mehdi Nawaz Jung for habitation, is a Grade-I notified heritage building by HMDA.
Mehdi Nawaz Jung was born in Darulshifa, Hyderabad Deccan in a middle-class family of a very religious father Moulvi Syed Abbas Ali (Abbas Sahab).
Mehdi Nawaz Jung was also the first commissioner of Municipal Corporation of Hyderabad. He contested a general election in 1952 from the Hyderabad constituency and won the election with a very big majority. From the year 1952 to January, 1960, Shri Mehdi Nawaz Jung was a Minister in the former Hyderabad State and then in Andhra Pradesh Government, holding various portfolios such as Public Works Department, Roads & Buildings Department, Irrigation & Power, etc.
He was the first President of Indian Council of Social Welfare. He was instrumental in setting up Niloufer Hospital and Mehdi Nawaz Jung Institute of Oncology - the first government cancer hospital of its sort in India. One of the pioneers in using Radio-Iodine ablation in Thyroid Cancers. It is one of the Regional Cancer Centres, presently approved and funded by the central government.
Nawab Mehdi Nawaz Jung was married to Tahira Begum, daughter of Nawab Aqeel Jung and had four sons.
- Secretary, Executive Council - Hyderabad State 1926
- First Municipal Commissioner - MCH
- Member of the Assemblies of Hyderabad and Andhra Pradesh 1952 to 1959
- Minister in the governments of Hyderabad and Andhra Pradesh 1952 to 1959
- Governor of Gujarat - 1960
- "Hyderabad's heritage Rock House razed to set up club". The Times of India. 2011-08-16. Retrieved 2012-04-16.
- "HMDA blames GHMC for heritage buildings razing". CNN IBN. 2011-08-17. Retrieved 2012-04-16.
- "HMDA halts Banjara Bhavan demolition". The Times of India. 2011-08-17. Retrieved 2012-04-16.
- bhavan.gujarat.gov.in/uniquepage.asp?id_pk=60 "Raj Bhavan" Check
|url=value (help). Rajbhavan.gujarat.gov.in. 1967-06-28. Retrieved 2012-04-16.