Hyderabad: The 133rd birth anniversary of last Nizam Mir Osman Ali Khan was observed by family members, historians and heritage buffs on Saturday. They urged the government to restore the Osmania General Hospital heritage building and to celebrate the Nizam's birthday as a state function.
The birth anniversary was observed by paying respects to Mir Osman Ali Khan at Masjid-e-Judi at King Koti, where he was buried.
Nizam’s grandson Najaf Ali said: “It is high time the state government recognises the umpteen contributions of Mir Osman Ali Khan whose vision aided Hyderabad to develop into a modern state. The people of Hyderabad still use a lot of amenities from the Nizam’s period, even 52 years after his death.”
He said the government must work towards safeguarding and preserving the monuments and structures and they must immediately carry out the repairs in Osmania General Hospital building.
The family has been time and again raising the issue of OGH with the government and also at various platforms which is not being given the attention that it deserves.
The Nizam’s jewellery exhibition was recently held in New Delhi and the family members were invited as guests. The family had requested the Centre to host an exhibition of the jewels in Hyderabad. A demand to have a lesson on the history of Nizam in the school curriculum is also being made to ensure that the era, which played an important role in the development of Hyderabad, is known to the people who make this state their home....