Nizam

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Nizam:

see HyderabadHyderabad
, former princely state, S central India. The former princedom of Hyderabad is now divided among the states of Karnataka, Maharashtra, and Telangana. The Mughal empire conquered Hyderabad in the late 17th cent.
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, India.
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Qamar-ud-din is commonly remembered by his titles of Chin Qilich Khan (Turkish for 'Chief of honest sword') awarded by Emperor Aurangzeb in 1690, Nizam-ul-Mulk (Arabic for 'Administrator of the Realm') awarded by Emperor Farrukhsiyyar in 1713 and Asaf Jah (Persian for 'God's mercy') awarded by Emperor Muhammad Shah in 1725.
The Asaf Jahi era began in 1724 with Qamaruddin Khan Asaf Jah I taking the reigns of power in Hyderabad as the Subedars of Moghuls and it continued till 9148 when Hyderabad, one of the biggest and most developed princely states was merged in to Indian union.
Legend has it that the Maharaja of Mysore ordered seven cars at a time, while The Last Nizam of Hyderabad, Sir Mir Osman Khan Siddiqi Asaf Jah VII, purchased over 50 Rolls-Royce motor cars over his lifetime.
This was Mir Mahboub Ali Khan, Asaf Jah the Sixth or the Sixth Nizam of Hyderabad who was endearingly referred to by his subjects as Mahboub Ali Pasha or the Beloved and still remembered as such in the stories passed from generation to generation.