Viqar-ul-Umra

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Nawab Muhammad Fazl-ud-Din Khan Bahadur
Sir Viqar ul-Umara (Vikar ul Oomrah or Vicar Ul Umra), Iqtidar ul-Mulk, Iqbal ud Dowla, Secundar Jung, Khan Bahadur, Amir e Paigah, Knight Commander of Indian Empire (K.C.I.E), Prime Minister of Hyderabad State 1893 to 1901
Reign 1881 – 1902 Amir e Paigah, 1893 – 1901 Prime Minister
Coronation Amir e paigah 1881
Predecessor Amir e Kabir III Nawab Raheeduddin Khan Bahadur (Amir e Paigah) - Sir Asman Jah (Prime Minister)
Successor Nawab Sultan ul Mulk Bahadur (Amir e Paigah) - Maharaja Sir Kishen Pershad (Prime Minister)
Born 13 August 1856
Hyderabad, Hyderabad State India
Died 15 February 1902 (age 45)
Yalghadap-Khanapur, Hyderabad-Deccan, Hyderabad State India
Burial Shams ul Umra Pagah Tombs, Santoshnagar
Spouse Lady Vikar ul Umra (Princess Jahandar un-nisa Begum), Muneer Un-nisa Begum, Dr. Gul Bai Vicajee
Issue Nawab Sultan ul Mulk Bahadur, Nawab Wali ud Dowla, Sahibzadi Liyaqat un-nisa Begum, Sahibzadi Tabarak un-nisa Begum
House Shams ul Umra, Paigah
Father Amir e Kabir III Nawab Raheeduddin Khan Bahadur, Shams-ul-Umara IV. Co-Regent 1877 -1881.
Mother Princess Hashmath un-nisa Begum Saheba (daughter of H.H.Nawab Sikandar Jah Bahadur, Nizam III of Hyderabad.)

Sir Viqar ul-Umara, Iqtidar ul-Mulk, Iqbal ud Dowla, Secundar Jung, Nawab Muhammad Fazl ud-din Khan Bahadur, KCIE (13 August 1856 – 15 February 1902) served as the Prime Minister of Hyderabad from 1893 to 1901 and Amir e Paigah 1881 to 1902.

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Viqar ul-Umara in buggy (1900 c)
Tomb of Sir Vicar ul-Umra in Hyderabad

During his years as prime minister, he made valuable contributions in the field of education. The education department, the engineering school, the law classes, the legislative Council and the Asafia Library were opened under his prime-ministership.[1]

He was the fifth Amir of a noble family, the Paigahs, and was the maternal grandson of Asaf Jah III.

Sir Muhammad Fazl ud-din built the magnificent palace like Falaknuma Palace as his residence, which took 9 years to build, and was completed in 1893.

He also built the magnificent Paigah Palace in the European style of architecture, after he gave the Falaknuma palace to Mahbub Ali Khan, Asaf Jah VI, where he spent his life. He built Vikhar Manzil, near Hussain Sagar lake.

Fazl ud-din was an avid polo player and is credited with bringing the game Hyderabad state. His interest grew after his visit to Europe where he saw polo played by the wealthy. After coming back to Hyderabad, he helped build some 17 polo grounds. He hosted polo tournaments and invited noble families to participate, captaining the Paigah team.

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Preceded by
Nawab Asman Jah Bahadur
Prime Minister of Hyderabad
1893–1901
Succeeded by
Maharaja Sir Kishen Pershad