Barkat Ali Khan Mukarram Jah Asaf Jah VIII, Beyefendi (b. 6 October 1933 at the Hilafet Palace, Nice, France), less formally known as Mukarram Jah, has been the titularNizam of Hyderabad since the death of his grandfather in 1967. His full official regnal title is His Exalted Highness Rustam-i-Dauran, Arustu-i-Zaman, Wal Mamaluk, Asaf Jah VIII, Muzaffar ul-Mamaluk, Nizam ul-Mulk, Nizam ud-Daula, Nawab Mir Barakat ’Ali Khan Bahadur, Sipah Salar, Fatah Jang, Nizam of Hyderabad and Berar, Honorable Lieutenant-General.
Mukarram Jah enjoyed a close relationship with India's first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru who reportedly wanted him to become his personal envoy or the country's ambassador, particularly to the Muslim countries.
His two main palaces in Hyderabad - Chowmahalla and Falaknuma - have recently been restored and are accessible to the public, the former as a museum... Read More