Osman Ali Khan, Asaf Jah VII
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Osman Ali Khan, Asaf Jah VII

Last Ruler of the of the Princely State of Hyderabad
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Born Apr 6, 1886
Hometown Purani Haveli
Died Feb 24, 1967
Death Place King Kothi Palace

Sir Mir Osman Ali Khan Siddiqi GCSI, GBE Asaf Jah VII, born Mir Osman Ali Khan Siddiqi Bahadur, was the last Nizam of the Princely State of Hyderabad and of Berar. He ruled Hyderabad between 1911 and 1948, until it was merged into India. He was styled His Exalted Highness The Nizam of Hyderabad. During his days as Nizam, he was reputed to be the richest man in the world, having a fortune estimated at US$2 billion in the early 1940s or 2 per cent of the US economy then.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1886 Birth Born on April 6, 1886.

TWENTIES

1911 25 Years Old 1 More Event
He ruled Hyderabad between 1911 and 1948, until it was merged into India. … Read More

THIRTIES

1918 32 Years Old …  In a letter dated 24 January 1918, the title Faithful Ally of the British Government was conferred on him. … Read More

FIFTIES

1941 55 Years Old In 1941, Mir Osman Ali Khan Siddqi Bahadur started his own bank, the Hyderabad State Bank (now State Bank of Hyderabad) as the state's central bank, which managed the Osmania sikka, the currency of the Hyderabad state. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

1947 61 Years Old …  The Nizam ruled over more than 16 million people and of territory when the British withdrew from the sub-continent in 1947. … Read More
1950 64 Years Old …  After 5 days of fighting when the Indians were knocking at the doors of the capital, he agreed to accede to the Indian Union and received the ceremonial post of Rajpramukh in 1950.
1956 70 Years Old But he resigned from this office when the states were re-organised in 1956. Hyderabad was then split along linguistic lines. On April 14, 1906, Mir Osman Ali Khan Siddiqi Bahadur married Azmathunnisa Begum (Dulhan Pasha Begum) (1889–1955), daughter of Nawab Jahangir Jung, at Eden Bagh at the age 21. … Read More
1967 81 Years Old 1 More Event
The Nizam is widely believed to have remained as the richest man in South Asia until his death in 1967, though his fortunes fell to US$1 billion by then and became a subject of multiple legal disputes between bitterly fighting rival descendants. … Read More
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