Hyderabad: Deccan Heritage Trust will release over 100 rare photos of the Nizam’s death, funeral procession and public congregation on his 50th death anniversary on February 24, on Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter.
Dr Mohammed Safiullah, managing trustee of the Deccan Heritage Trust believes that Nizam VII Mir Osman Ali Khan remains the unsung king of Hyderabad despite his immense contributions to the development of Hyderabad State. Many of the iconic buildings in Hyderabad were constructed during his reign. But none of the governments in undivided AP and now paid him a fitting tribute. He feels that releasing the rare photos on the occasion of Nizam’s death anniversary will be a fitting tribute to him.
Nawab Mir Osman Ali Khan, Asif Jah VII and Nizam of Hyderabad not only promoted education, arts and culture but the period of his rule saw several developmental and welfare programmes too. His projects include construction of Osmania University, Osmania General Hospital, Nizam’s Hospital, the dam across the Musi River, the Osman Sagar and Himayathsagar reservoirs to check floods, the postal system, railways, roadways, airways, and hospitals
Mir Osman Ali Khan was born on April 6, 1886 and died on February 24, 1967 in Hyderabad at the age of 81 years. His grave is located in “Masjid-e-Judi” opposite King Kothi Palace.
According to Dr Safiullah the Nizam’s funeral saw one of the largest non-religious and non-political congregations of people in the history of India.
The Trust has earlier requested the State government to rename Rajiv Gandhi International Airport after Quli Qutub Shah, the founder of Hyderabad City.