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Turrebaz Khan

Name : Pathan Turrebaz Khan (Unknown–24 January 1859)  Born : Hyderabad State, British India. Begum Bazar in present-day Hyderabad, Telangana State. Died : 24 January 1859, Current Toopran Village, Medak District, Telangana. Turrebaz Khan's nickname 'Turum Khan' in Dakhani Urdu to this day is synonymous with courage and valour.  Pathan Turrebaz Khan was a Rohilla military leader. Turrebaz Khan led the famous army of the Arabs and Rohillas. He was the son of Rustum Khan, a Pathan resident of Hyderabad. He joined the British Army and served as Jamedar in the British Cantonment of Aurangabad. Very little is known about him, but he was responsible for putting Hyderabad on the map of country's first war of independence. Turrebaz led the 1857 uprising in Hyderabad along with Maulvi Allaudin. Pathan Turrebaz Khan, with the help of Maulvi Allauddin, attacked the Hyderabad Residency, the home of British rulers, with around 500 rebels on 17 July 1857. It was an attempt to free Ja

Hyderabad Freedom Movement

During the reign of Nizam Sikandar Jah, Raja Rao Rambha Nimbalkar and Noor-ui-oomra, the two nobles of the court of Hyderabad became the rallying personalities of the discontended sepoys of the East India Company The changes affected m the army uniform was interpreted by the sepoys as a calculated move of converting them to Christianity and it triggered off disaffection A number of soldiers deserted the company, and joined the forces of Raja Rao Rambha Nimbalkar and Noor-ul-oomra The Resident succeeded in suppressing the discontent of the troops and prevailed upon the Nizam to take strong action against the two nobels Accordingly Nimbalkar was banished to his jagir and Noor-ul-oomra was dismissed from service Raja Mahipat Ram , the Governor of Berar exercised a great influence on Nizam Sikandar Jah. The Resident of Hyderabad got wind of the Raja’s efforts to persuade the Nizam to enter into an alliance with the Holkars and Sindhias who were spearheading a revolt against the B

Asaf Jahi Dynasty - The Nizams

Asaf Jahis ( 1724 AD - 1948 AD)  1724 A.D - I748 A.D:  Asaf Jah I -  Mir Kamar-ud-din / Nizam-ul-Mulk Asaf Jah, the first Nizam, was born in 167I A.D., at Delhi, where he, at an early age, attracted the favourable notice of the emperor Aurangzeb. His original name was Kamar-ud-din, and the title of Asaf Jah was conferred upon him by the emperor Muhammud Shah when he obtained the keys of the fortress of Golconda. He was at that time engaged in re-conquering the posses- sions of the Delhi emperor in southern India, and about the year 1730 A.D. he was confirmed in his appointment as Viceroy of the Deccan by the emperor Muhammud Shah, who not only sent him the title of Asaf Jah, but also some jewels and an elephant,and told him to settle the country, repress the turbulent, punish the rebels, and cherish the people. In 1748 he died in camp, near Burhanpur, and his body was interred near the fort of Daulatabad, where his tomb may be seen to-day. 1748 A.D - 1750 A.D: Mir Ahmed Khan, Nasir Jun

Nehru Zoological Park

Nehru Zoological Park or Hyderabad Zoo is located in Bahadurpura, Hyderabad, Telangana, India was established October 26, 1959. It was declared open to the public on October 6, 1963. The Park extends over 380 acres, abutting the Miralam Tank on the southern side and National Highway No.:7 on the eastern boundary. It is the premier recreation spot in the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. Nehru Zoological Park has successfully bred several endangered wild animals both indigenous and exotic, like Asiatic Lion, Royal Bengal Tiger(both normal and White), Gaur, Blackbuck, Thamin Deer, Swamp Deer, Sloth Bear, Malayan Sun Bear, Hippopotamus, Jaguar, Painted Stork, White Ibis, Grey Pelcian, Rosy Pelican, Several Pheasants, Crocodiles, Green Iguana, etc,. Whild Animals like Blackbuck, Spotted Deer, Peafowl, Crocodiles, etc which have been bred in the Zoo have been rehabilitated in the sanctuaries and National Parks of the State. Nehru Zoological Park, Hyderabad is one of the first z

Salarjung Museum

The Salar Jung Museum is an art museum located at Darushifa on the southern bank of the Musi River in the city of Hyderabad, Telangana, India. It is one of the three National Museums of India. The present museum building was constructed on the southern bank of River Musi, which is in close proximity to the important monuments of old city of Hyderabad like the historic Charminar, Mecca Masjid etc. The collections of the Museum and the library were transferred from Dewan Deodi to the new building in the year 1968, and two more buildings were added in the year 2000. Collection of Objects The Museum has a magnificent global collection of art objects and antiques not only of Indian origin, but mostly from countries Western, a sizable collection hails from Middle Eastern and Far Eastern origins. Apart from these, there is a Children's section, a rich reference library which contains reference books, large collection of rare manuscripts etc. Thus, this Museum has become popular, no