Mukarram Jah’s demise: Telangana govt to hold state funeral

Hyderabad: Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao on Sunday expressed condolences over the demise of Mukarram Jah, the grandson of the last Nizam Mir Osman Ali Khan at 10 30 pm on Saturday in Turkey.

KCR extended his sympathies to the family members of Mukarram Jah over the loss.

“As the successor of Nizam, he worked for helping the poor in their health and education. In the memory of his social work, the state government will hold a state funeral. The chief minister has directed chief secretary Shanti Kumari regarding the same,” a press note from the CMO read.

The press note also said that once the mortal remains reach Hyderabad from Turkey, according to the decision of his family, the time and the place of the funeral will be finalised. “The chief minister has asked government advisor AK Khan to streamline further process,” the press note added.

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Born to Azam Jah and Princess Duru Shehvar

He was born to Azam Jah, son of Mir Osman Ali Khan, and Princess Duru Shehvar, daughter of the last Sultan of Turkey (Ottoman Empire) Sultan Abdul Mejid II on October 6, 1933.

After completing his initial studies at the Doon School in Dehradun, he studied at Harrow and Peterhouse, Cambridge. He also studied at the London School of Economics and at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.

Until the 1980s, he was the richest person in India.