The last Nizam of Hyderabad Mir Osman Ali Khan’s contribution to India is immense since he contributed to the Indo-Pakistan war fund, educational universities and also the reservoir which is currently being used by four states in the country.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had said during his election rally here on Sunday that the Nizam had fled from Hyderabad and the MiM leader and Asaduddin Owaisi also will have to flee Hyderabad after the polls.
Faiz Khan, scion of the Paigah family, one of the oldest inhabitants in Hyderabad said the contribution of Mir Osman Ali Khan and his family has been immense even for the present time of the country. The restoration of Chowmahalla Palace and Falaknuma Palace have resulted in tourists flocking the city.
The Telangana Movement Founders Forum has officially recorded that Osman Ali’s donation of 10 tonnes of gold was at the time of the Indo-Pakistan war in 1965.
“The Nizamsagar dam was built by the Nizam and is today utilised by Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka and also Maharashtra. The Nizam contributed for the Banaras Hindu University and also the restoration work during that time of various muths and the Ajanta and Ellora caves. The fabric of the Deccan plateau was always secular and when Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru came to Hyderabad he said that he wanted this secular model to be replicated in the rest of India,” Khan said.
The Royal Deccan Horse or the 9th Horse, a division in the Indian Army, is the Nizam’s contribution to the Indian Army. The Hyderabad jewels, which are with the Government of India, are also a testimony of the Nizam’s love for India. He questioned, “Which princely state in India has given their jewels to the Indian government?”
Nizam Osman Ali Khan was made Rajpramukh or governor of Hyderabad from January 26, 1950, to October 31, 1956. Mohan Guruswamy, former economic advisor and columnist have also stated that the Nizam didn’t flee from Hyderabad but was made the Governor.
During his reign, major buildings like Osmania General Hospital, High Court, Town Hall, State Central Library, Hyderabad Museum and also the magnificent Hyderabad House at New Delhi and Doon were built.
Meanwhile, the MIM MLA from Aurangabad Imtiyaz Jaleel said it is deplorable that a person holding the post of Chief Minister claims that the Owaisi brothers will have to flee the country if the BJP is voted to power in Telangana.
“Why should the Owaisi brothers leave the country if and when the BJP takes the rein of the state,” he asked.
Yogi should first focus on his constituency and state. In his own constituency of Gorakhpur, 150 children died in a year when he could not provide oxygen to the hospitals.
On Yogi ‘s promise to rename Hyderabad as Bhagyanagar, Jaleel said that every city has a history behind its name and you cannot change history by renaming the city.
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