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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It now appears that the photo believed to be that of Rani Lakshmibai may actually be that of a princess of Tanjore -- it is now housed at Chowmahalla Palace in Hyderabad, which once housed princes of the Asaf Jahi dynasty.
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.
"That is the reason we are urging the state government to include the positive aspects of the history of Kakatiya, Qutub Shahi (the founders of Hyderabad) and the Asaf Jahi rulers in the school textbooks so the new generation can take pride in their glorious past," said Safiullah, who heads the Deccan Heritage Trust.
Hyderabad The magnificent Falaknuma Palace or Mirror of the Sky, a symbol of opulence and glory of the Asaf Jahi era of erstwhile Hyderabad state, will reopen today after its ten-year-long restoration befitting a five-star hotel.