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Title(s)  Nizam of Hyderabad
Name  Mukarram Jah
Connection with  Grandson

Monarchy abolished  1948
Children  Prince Azmet Jah

Born  6 October 1933 (age 87) Hilafet Palace, Nice, France (1933-10-06)
Pretend from  24 February 1967-present(titular Nizam of Hyderabad)
Last monarch  Mir Osman Ali Khan ,Asaf Jah VII
Education  Harrow School, The Doon School
Parents  Princess Durru Shehvar, Azam Jah
Grandparents  Osman Ali Khan, Asaf Jah VII, Abdulmecid II, Mehisti Kadinefendi
Great-grandparents  Abdulaziz of the Ottoman Empire
Similar People  Princess Esra, Osman Ali Khan - Asaf Jah VII, Prince Azmet Jah, Princess Durru Shehvar, Manolya Onur

Throne(s) claimed  Hyderabad State

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His Highness Mir Barkat Ali Khan Mukarram Jah Asaf Jah VIII (Urdu: برکت علی خان مکرم جاہ آصف جاہ ہشتم‎), Siddiqi Bayafendi (born 6 October 1934), less formally known as Mukarram Jah, became the titular Nizam of Hyderabad upon the death of his grandfather in 1967.


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New Nizam of Hyderabad Barkat Ali Khan Mukarram Jah Asaf Jah VIII 1967


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Mukarram Jah was born to Azam Jah, the son and heir of Osman Ali Khan, the last reigning Nizam of Hyderabad state, by his marriage to Princess Durru Shehvar, daughter of the last Caliph of the Ottoman Empire, ‘Abdu’l-Mijid II. Jah was educated in India at The Doon School and then in England at Harrow, Peterhouse, Cambridge, the London School of Economics, and Sandhurst.

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Jah was a friend of India's first Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, and stated in 2010 that Nehru had wanted him to become his personal envoy or the Indian ambassador to a Muslim country. His two main palaces in Hyderabad, Chowmahalla and Falaknuma, have been restored and opened to the public, the former as a museum showcasing the era of the Nizams and the latter as a luxury hotel. The Taj Falaknuma Palace Hotel opened in February 2010, having been leased to the Taj Group, after some ten years of renovations.

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Like his father, Mukarram was the richest man in India until the 1980s. However, in the 1990s most of his ancestral assets were lost to forceful annexures by the Government of India and the remaining in divorce settlements. His net worth is nevertheless estimated at some $1 billion.


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Mukarram Jah married Turkish Princess Esra Birgin (b. 1936) in 1959. Jah left his Hyderabad palace for a sheep station in the Australian outback and divorced his wife, who did not want to move with him. In 1979, he married a former air hostess and employee of the BBC, Helen Simmons (b. 1949 - d. 1989); she converted to Islam and changed her name to Aysha. After her death, he married Manolya Onur (b. 1954), a former Miss Turkey in 1992, and divorced her after a five year marriage in 1997.

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As he was a polygamist in accordance with his religion that he practiced, he married Jameela Boularous (b. 1972), from Morocco, in 1992. In 1994, he married Princess Orchedi (b. 1959), who is Turkish.

Sons and daughters

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By Esra Birgin, Mukarram Jah had one son and one daughter:

  • Walashan Nawab Sahibzada Mir Azmet Ali Khan Siddiqi Bayafendi Bahadur (b. 1962), also known as Azmet Jah (heir apparent), married 1994, has worked as a cameraman.
  • Sahibzadi Shehkyar Begum (b. 1964), unmarried and without issue
  • By Helen Simmons he had two sons:

  • Walashan Nawab Sahibzada Mir Alexander Azam Khan Siddiqi Bayafendi Bahadur (b. 1979)
  • Walashan Nawab Sahibzada Mir Mohammod Umar Khan Siddiqi Bayafendi Bahadur (b. 1984)
  • By Manolya Onur he had a daughter:

  • Nilufer (b. 1992)
  • By Jameela Boularous he had:

  • Zairin (b. 1994)
  • Full style

    His Exalted Highness Prince Rustam-i-Dauran, Arustu-i-Zaman, Wal Mamaluk, Asaf Jah VIII, Muzaffar ul-Mamalik, Nizam ul-Mulk, Nizam ud-Daula, Nawab Mir Barakat 'Ali Khan Siddiqi Bayafandi Bahadur, Sipah Salar, Fath Jang, Nizam of Hyderabad and Berar.

    Military titles

    Honorary Lieutenant-General


    The palaces he owns

  • Chowmahalla Palace, Hyderabad.
  • Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad.
  • Nazribagh Palace, Hyderabad.
  • Naukhanda Palace, Aurangabad.
  • References

    Mukarram Jah Wikipedia