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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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.
Though the princely state of Hyderabad was ruled by ten rulers during the Asif Jahi dynasty from 1724 to 1948 (Only seven of them were given the title of Asaf Jah by the Mughal Emperor), it was the sixth Nizam who was the most popular of them all and who ruled the hearts of his subjects cutting across the faith, caste and creed and whose 27-year era was called the "Most "Romantic Era of Hyderabad's history".
The Chowmahalla palace was built by Salabat Jung, the third son of Asaf Jah I, around an enchanting garden with a fountain in the middle.