Last Nizam of Hyderabad Mukarram Jah dies in Turkey, to be laid to rest today

Mukarram Jah, 8th Nizam of Hyderabad, passes away in Turkey.

Mir Barkat Ali Khan, popularly known as Prince Mukarram Jah Bahadur (89), the eighth Nizam of Hyderabad, passed away in Istanbul, the capital of Turkey, on Saturday night, a statement from his office said on Sunday.

“We are deeply saddened to inform that Nawab Mir Barket Ali Khan Walashan Mukarram Jah Bahadur, H.E.H The Eighth Nizam of Hyderabad passed away peacefully in Istanbul, Turkey, late last night at 10:30 pm (IST),” the statement said.

As per the desire of the Prince of being laid to rest in his homeland, his children are scheduled to travel to Hyderabad with his mortal remains on January 17.

“On arrival, the body will be taken to The Chowmahalla Palace, and after completing the required rituals the burial will take place at the Asaf Jahi family tombs,” the statement said, adding the schedule and other details will be released in due course.

Mukarram Jah was born on October 6, 1933, to Mir Himayat Ali Khan alias Azam Jah Bahadur, the first son of Mir Osman Ali Khan, the seventh Nizam of the princely state of Hyderabad before it was merged with the Indian Union in September 1948.

His mother, princess Durru Shewar, was the daughter of the last Sultan of Turkey (Ottoman Empire), Sultan Abdul Mejid II. She died at the beginning of the 2000s.

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