Last Nizam Of Hyderabad Dies In Turkey, To Be Buried In India
HYDERABAD, (IANS) – The mortal remains of Mukarram Jah Bahadur, the titular eighth Nizam of Hyderabad who passed away in Turkey on January 14, were brought to Hyderabad on January 17.
The body arrived at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport by a chartered flight from Turkey and it was shifted to Chowmahalla Palace. Mukarram Jah’s son Prince Azmath Jah and daughter Princess Shehkyar accompanied the mortal remains.
Mukarram Jah’s former wife Princess Esra, Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao, Home Minister Mohammed Mehmood Ali, members of royal family and close friends paid their last respects.
According to Chowmahalla Palace Trust, the body will be moved to Mecca Masjid on January 18. The Trust is working to enable the maximum number of people to carry the coffin. After ‘Namaz-e-Janaza’, Mukarram Jah Bahadur will be laid to rest at Asaf Jahi family tombs in the premises of Mecca Masjid.
The Telangana government has also already announced that funeral will be conducted with full police honors.
Mukarram Jah, grandson of the last Nizam of Hyderabad Mir Osman Ali Khan Bahadur, passed away in Istanbul. He was 89.
Born to Prince Azam Jah and Princess Durru Shehvar, the imperial princess of the Ottoman Empire, on October 6, 1933, in France, Mukarram Jah was coronated as Asaf Jah the Eighth on April 6, 1967, after the passing away of Mir Osman Ali Khan in February 1967.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Chandrasekhar Rao paid floral tributes to the mortal remains of the last Nizam at Chowmahalla Palace.
He consoled Mukarram Jah’s former wife Princess Esra and his children and other family members.
Ministers Mahmood Ali, Vemula Prashant Reddy, MP Joginapally Santosh Kumar, MLAs Balka Suman, A. Jeevan Reddy, Telangana Sports Authority Chairman E.A Anjaneya Goud, former Waqf Board Chairman Mohammad Salim, Advisor to Government, Minority Affairs A. K. Khan and others were present.