Hyderabad: Princess Durru Shehvar, eldest daughter-in-law of Nizam VII was born on 26th January 1914. Today, 26th January 2019, happens to be her 105th birth anniversary.
It may be mentioned that the princess was born in Turkey and her father, Abdul Majeed II was the last Khalifa of Turkey.
In November 1931, the princess was married to Azam Jah Bahadur, the eldest son of the seventh Nizam of Hyderabad.
Ranked as one of the most beautiful women of the world, Princess Durru Shehvar Durdana Begum Sahiba showed grace, dignity, and charm in her public life in Hyderabad and Europe.
Her eldest son born on the 6th of October, 1933, Nawab Mir Barkat Ali Khan Mukarram Jah Bahadur, Asaf Jah Eighth Nizam of Hyderabad is the present titular Nizam of Hyderabad.
Her younger son Nawab Mir Karamat Ali Khan, Muffakham Jah Bahadur was born on the 27th of February, 1939.
The Deccan Heritage Trust, Hyderabad, is indeed indebted to Princess Esra Jah and Sri.G.Kishan Rao, IAS, Director of the Chowmahalla Palace, Hyderabad for the kind permission to the trust to conduct the Birth Centenary Exhibition of Princess Durru Shehvar on the 26th of January, 2014 at Chowmahalla Palace, Hyderabad.