The last Nizam of Hyderabad, Mir Osman Ali Khan, was remembered on his 137th birth anniversary with tributes and remembrances from across India. The Nizam was one of the wealthiest men in the world during his lifetime, and his legacy continues to inspire awe and admiration. His contributions to the development of Hyderabad and India as a whole, as well as his philanthropy, are still remembered fondly today.
Born on April 6th, 1886, Mir Osman Ali Khan was the last ruler of the Princely State of Hyderabad. He ascended to the throne in 1911 at the age of 25 and ruled for over three decades until India’s independence in 1947. During his reign, he made significant contributions to the development of Hyderabad, including the construction of several public buildings, hospitals, and educational institutions. He was also known for his philanthropic efforts, donating large sums of money to various causes and charities.
After India gained independence in 1947, the Nizam initially refused to join the Indian Union and instead sought to maintain Hyderabad as an independent state. However, in 1948, the Indian government launched a military operation known as Operation Polo, which led to the annexation of Hyderabad into India. Despite this, the Nizam continued to be respected and admired by many in India and abroad for his contributions to society and his philanthropy. Today, he is remembered as a symbol of Hyderabad’s rich cultural heritage and as one of India’s most revered leaders.