Mir Akbar Ali Khan Sikander Jah, Asaf Jah III

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Sikandar Jah, Nizam III
The Sixth Nizam of Hyderabad State
Nizam Sikandar Jah (r.1803-29).jpg
Nizam of Hyderabad
Reign6 August 1803— 21 May 1829
PredecessorAli Khan Asaf Jah II
SuccessorNasir-ud-dawlah, Asaf Jah IV
Born11 November 1768
Chowmahalla Palace (Khilwat), Hyderabad, Hyderabad State, Mughal Empire
(now in Telangana, India)
Died21 May 1829 (aged 61)
Hyderabad, Hyderabad State, British India
(now in Telangana, India)
Burial
Mecca Masjid, Hyderabad, Hyderabad State, British India
(now in Telangana, India)
Issue10 sons and 9 daughters
HouseAsaf Jah
FatherAli Khan Asaf Jah II
MotherTahniat un-nisa Begum

Nawab Mir Akbar Ali Khan Siddiqi Bayafandi Bahadur Sikander Jah Asaf Jah III (11 November 1768 – 21 May 1829), Nizam of Hyderabad, was the ruler of Hyderabad State in India from 1803 to 1829.

Birth[edit]

He was born in Chowmahalla Palace in the Khilwath, the second son of Asaf Jah II and Tahniat un-nisa Begum.

Marriage[edit]

He was married (first) with Jahan Parwar Begum Sahiba (Haji Begum) daughter of Nawab Saif Ul Mulk (Maali Mian) son of Moin un Daula Nawab Gulam Said Khan Bahadir Surab Jang in May 1800. Second with Fazilath Unisa Begum (Chandni Begum ).

Official name[edit]

His original names were Sikandar Jah, Asaf ul-Mulk, Asad ud-Daula, Walashan Nawab Mir Akbar 'Ali Khan Siddiqi Bayafandi Bahadur, Asad Jang. He was officially known as Asaf Jah III, Nizam ul-Mulk, Nizam ud-Daula, Mir Akbar 'Ali Khan Siddiqi Bayafandi Bahadur, Fulad Jang, Nizam of Hyderabad.

Reign[edit]

Munir al-Mulk Bahadur-minister of Nizam

During his reign, a British cantonment was established in Hyderabad and the area was christened after him as Secunderabad. His son Samsamadaula ( Mir Basheeruddin Ali Khan ) was Defence Adviser to his brother, Nasir ud Daula, and nephew, Afzal ud daula. But he did not have any pact with the British for maintaining the contingent. The state was in a financial mess during his reign.[1]

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Mir Akbar Ali Khan Sikander Jah, Asaf Jah III
Asaf Jahi dynasty
Preceded by
Ali Khan Asaf Jah II
Nizam of Hyderabad
1803–1829
Succeeded by
Nasir-ud-dawlah, Asif Jah IV