Nizam Sir Mir Osman Ali Khan of Hyderabad

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His Exalted Highness Lieutenant-General Asaf Jah Muzaffar-ul-Malik Nizam-ul-Mulk Nizam-ud-Duala Nawab Sir Mir Osman Ali Khan Bahadur Fath Jang Asaf Jah VII, GCSI, GBE (born 6 April 1886 - died 24 February 1967), was the last ruling Nizam of Hyderabad who ruled from 1911 until he was deposed in 1948 as a result of Operation Polo, which forced the State of Hyderabad to unite with India. He retained his title until his death.


In 1911, he succeeded his father, Nizam Sir Mir Mahbub Ali Khan II of Hyderabad.

During his reign, he attempted to declare Hyderabad as an independent monarchy within the British Commonwealth.

He was the father of Sir Mir Himayat Ali Khan Azam Jah, Prince of Berar.


GCSI (1911).

GBE (Civil (1917).

His title was changed from His Highness to His Exalted Highness by King George V of Great Britain in 1918.

He was also conferred the title 'Faithful Ally of the British Government' in 1918.