Princess Zairin to launch 2-day royal exhibition tomorrow

HYDERABAD: Zairin, the daughter of the late Mukkram Jah Bahadur, on her maiden visit to the city on Thursday announced the launch of a two-day exhibition ‘The Caliph’s extraordinary world’ which tries to draw attention to the historic relationship between Turkey’s erstwhile caliphate with the Nizam of Hyderabad.

The exhibition is being organised at Salar Jung Museum over the weekend.

Speaking to mediapersons, she stated that the exhibition will highlight the art of Abdul Mejid-II, the last Caliph of Turkey, her great grandfather.

Meanwhile, she and her mother Jamila Boularas distributed gifts to underprivileged girls upon their arrival from Turkey.

Syed Ahmed Khan, who facilitated their visit, said that in the next few days she will be undertaking social service activities and would visit the grave of Mukarram Jah.

During her stay, Zairin will meet scholars and prominent women entrepreneurs. “The exhibition will showcase a rare document titled ‘Deed of the transfer of the Caliphate of Islam’ from the Last Ottoman Caliph to the Asaf Jahi Dynasty, which demonstrates how Hyderabad's last Nizam, Mir Osman Ali Khan Bahadur, was appointed interim Caliph by Abdulmejid II until Zairin's father Mukkaram Jah came of age.

Zairin will focus on women's education and their empowerment with an exclusively girls’ school in the Old City,'' informed Ahmed.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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