The legacy of Nizams ends with the death of 8th Nizam Mir Mukkaram Jah Bahadur. The Nizam’s glory comes to an end with his era. Hyderabad mourns deeply and getting ready for last rites at Makkah Masjid royal khabrastan in Hyderabad.

Mukarram Jah adored heavy machinery and automotive engineering. He especially enjoyed working on large, powerful devices in his spare time.

Prince Mukarram Jah, who was born in France and passed away in Turkey, will be buried in Hyderabad at the Asif Jahi Tombs at Makkah Masjid, where his noble ancestors from the second Nizam to the sixth Nizam are laid to rest. The news of the last Nizam’s demise cast a gloomy pall over Hyderabad. At his home in Turkey, Nawab Mir Barkat Ali Khan Mukarram Jah Bahadur, the eighth Nizam of Hyderabad, passed away peacefully.

Mukarram Jah was the eldest son of Crown Prince of Hyderabad Nawab Azam Jah Bahadur and Princess Durrushehvar, the princess of Turkey and daughter of Turkey’s last ruler Khalifa Abdul Majeed II. Mukarram Jah was the scion of Turkish and Deccani royal families whose paternal and maternal grandfathers were the last rulers of their countries respectively.

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He was the successor of the seventh Nizam Nawab Mir Osman Ali Khan. After the passing away of the seventh Nizam in February 1967, the Government of India held a coronation ceremony on 6 April 1967 at Chowmahalla Palace where Mukarram Jah was officially declared as the eighth Nizam of Hyderabad.

The Crown Prince of Hyderabad, Nawab Azam Jah Bahadur, and Princess Durrushehvar, a Turkish princess and the offspring of the country’s previous monarch, Khalifa Abdul Majeed II, had one son, Mukarram Jah. Mukarram Jah was a member of the Deccani and Turkish royal lineages, whose respective final kings were descended from their paternal and maternal grandfathers.

He was the eighth Nizam Nawab Mir Osman Ali Khan’s successor. Following the death of the seventh Nizam in February 1967, the Indian government performed a coronation ceremony at Chowmahalla Palace on April 6, 1967, where Mukarram Jah was formally recognised as the eighth Nizam of Hyderabad.

Mukarram Jah adored heavy machinery and automotive engineering. He especially enjoyed working on large, powerful devices in his spare time. He gave the Masarath Mahal, a collection of six palaces, to the Mukarram Jah Trust for Education and Learning out of a genuine love for educating the community (MJTEL). The Mukarram Jah School is currently located on the property. Prince Mukarram Jah periodically visited the Mukarram Jah School and had a keen interest in intellectual pursuits, according to Nawab Faiz Khan, trustee MJTEL.

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He was one of the richest lords, but he was also one of the most religious, down-to-earth people. He respected Sufi saints and frequently went to the shrine of Hazrath Khaja Bande Nawaz. The late Nawab Habeeb Jung, the descendant of Nawab Iqbal ud Dawlah, who was the contemporary and childhood friend of Mukarram Jah Bahadur, Prince Mukarram Jah often sought his advice and asked for special invocations whenever he felt depressed or anxious about anything.

He often gave late-night prayers (Namaz-e-Tahajjud), leaving bruises on his ankles. Despite this, a few close friends of his who had vested interests spread rumours about him. The prince was isolated from the populace by his trusted people who pillaged his assets, antiquities, and jewellery. Prince Mukarram Jah never had more than one wife, contrary to the misinformation.

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Although the prince spent the majority of his life in Austria and Turkey, he had a romantic and emotional bond with Hyderabad and frequently travelled there. Even though he had no interest in politics, Jawaharlal Nehru thought highly of him, and some political groups never wanted him to be in Hyderabad. Prince Mukarram Jah was Prince Nehru’s first choice to be a Muslim nation’s ambassador, but the prince politely refused. From Nehru to Rajiv Gandhi, the prince had cordial relations with everyone, but never took advantage of his relations.

When his mortal remains arrive in the city on January 17, it’s likely that he will be buried with full state honours. His Namaz-e-Janaza will once more draw a sizable crowd to the revered Makkah Masjid. As a gesture of respect for Hyderabad’s final Nizam, it is also probable that some portions of the Old City of Hyderabad will remain closed. #hydnews #khabarlive #hydlive

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