Hyderabad, 5th June 2023……Nawab Raunaq Yar Khan, Designated 9th head of the Asif Jahi Dynasty of Nizams pays tributes on Sunday morning to Mir Osman Ali Khan, the last Nizam of the Princely State of Hyderabad, the largest Princely state in British India at his mausoleum at Masjid-e-Judi, at King Koti, near Nazri Bagh Palace in Hyderabad
Nawab Raunaq Yar Khan visited the Masjid-e-Judi, where all the family members of the 7th Nizam have graves, accompanied by Nawab Ameer Ali Jah, the Grand Son of 7th Nizam, who with the largest majority of the 7th Nizams family have selected him for the honor. Ameer Ali Jah is one of the handfuls of Asif Jahi’s in the City today of this generation who was bestowed the title of ‘Jah’ directly by the Nizam.
Sunday was also the 57th death anniversary of the last Nizam of Hyderabad Mir Osman Ali Khan.
Speaking on the occasion interacting with the media, Ameer Ali Jah, AKA Moin Nawab said paying respects to grandfather, Mir Osman Ali Khan, the erstwhile ruling Nizam 7th of Hyderabad State was an honour.I on behalf of my family of Direct descendants of the 7th Nizam have come to Masjid e’ Juri/Judi to pay respects to our dynamic and progressive world-renowned secular Grandfather who did a lot making the whole state of Hyderabad, which had the present Hyderabad as its capital, into a developed city, way beyond others in India. We have gathered to pay tribute and respect in more numbers than usual for this dynamic farsighted benefactor of Hyderabad as we are accompanying our New Nizam, Highness Raunaq Yar Khan.
Nawab Ameer Ali Jha said Nawab Raunaq Yar Khan has already put in a lot of effort to keep the name, memory and essence of the Asaf Jahi family, better known as the Nizams alive, through his interfaith activities since childhood, spanning almost 50 years, in Delhi and Hyderabad. We have brought him to visit the grave of his great grandfather the 6th Nizam and 7th Nizam next after which we will subsequently pay our respects to Nizam 6th, Raunaq’s great grandfather & then all our earlier ancestor Nizams 5, 4, 3 & 2 buried at Mecca Masjid (1st Nizam at Aurangabad). We hope Highness Raunaq Yar Khan gets the blessings of the departed ancestors apart from us who have our best wishes for him
Nawab Raunaq Yar Khan, one of the city’s most known representatives of the family and philanthropists, who was chosen as the 9th Nizam of the Asaf Jahi Dynasty by the Sahabzadegan of the earlier Nizams above 6th is now covered as head of the Nizam’s Asaf Jahi Dynasty by the descendants of Nizam 7th who are inline descendants of 1 to 7.
The newly crowned 9th Nizam, Nawab Raunaq Yar Khan visited the graveyard of Mir Osman Ali Khan for the first time after the majority of his family of descendants from Nizam 1 to 7 had chosen him to take their legacy forward as the 9th Nizam of The Asaf Jahi family, erstwhile rulers of Hyderabad State.
Nawab Raunaq Yar Khan, 60 years, is a well-known citizen of Hyderabad. He is the proud owner of an 80-acre film facility(set) located on a 115-acre plot in Road No. 25, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad. It is one of the biggest film facilities in the city. Nizam Prince Raunaq Yar Khan is known for its amazing buildings and a man-made hill known as H.I.G.H(Highest In Greater Hyderabad Hill). Film wallahs know it is a booth bungalow. The hill is taller than Naubat Pahad.
Asaf Jahi Dynasty family members and associates also paid floral tributes and offered prayers at his mausoleum at Masjid Jodi in King Kothi.