Did you know that the area that constitutes Hyderabad today was inhabited nearly four thousand years ago? The City Museum will re-trace some of these steps back to Megalithic times, to the Kakatiyas of Warangal, to when Golconda, one of the world’s leading diamond trading centres that attracted tradesmen and travellers from the world over and was evocative of incredible glamour, unparalleled riches and romantic splendour.
The seventh and last Nizam
His Exalted Highness, Nawab Mir Osman Ali Khan (1911 –  – 1967), ascended the throne on August 11th, 1911, at the age of 25. His first Firman (Royal Decree) stated: “In every way I will do my best to do good to my people and my State”.
The Museum was created at the wish of the seventh and last Nizam of Hyderabad. His rule along with his father’s rule spanned roughly a century from the middle of the 19th to the middle of the 20th century. During these years, the State of Hyderabad saw great development. The progress achieved by all the talented people concerned was celebrated in 1937, when a series of Silver Jubilee celebration functions were organized. These celebrations were held on the completion of 25 years of rule of the seventh Nizam. The Jubilee Pavilion Hall was built specifically for this purpose at the Public Gardens. It consisted of a dais at one end on which the Nizam sat under an ornamental pavilion. Many mementos, models, presentations and “Addresses” (formal declarations) were gifted to the Nizam then. Apart from these, he kept adding items presented to him later and made a trust called H.E.H. The Nizam’s Jubilee Pavilion Trust to hold and display this collection. A gold model of the pavilion is on display in the museum. Unfortunately, many of the names of the individuals who presented him with items in the collection have been lost in the mist of time. But it is apparent that, however modest the gift, the seventh Nizam treasured them all for the regard and affection with which they were offered. The present Trustees of HEH the Nizam’s Jubilee Pavilion Trust have organized and put on public display many of the items, including some new ones, given on loan for display at the museum.
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Images of H.E.H. The Nizam's Museum
at Purani Haveli, Hyderabad
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