H.H. Princess Niloufer
(full name: Princess Niloufer Khanum Sultana
) was one of the last princesses of the Ottoman empire
. She was born at the Göztepe Palace
in Istanbul Turkey
on January 4, 1916. She was the only daughter of HIH Adile Sultan, a Daughter of Shehzade Mehmed Selahaddin. He was the oldest Son of Murad V
. Niloufer's Father was: Damad Moralizada Salar ud-din Bey Effendi
She was the first cousin of Princess Hadice Hayriye Ayshe Dürrühsehvar
When several years passed, and still Niloufer had not conceived, she consulted various doctors in Europe and was planning to go to America for a medical visit. During this time, one of her maids died during childbirth. At that time, there was no specialized hospital for children and mothers. Niloufer’s resolve to build such a hospital materialized in the form of the current Niloufer Hospital
in Red Hills.
While her private life seemed empty due to lack of children, her public life became very glittering. She was invited to several functions, inaugurated several events and became a torch-bearer for women’s advancement. During the Second World War, she obtained training as a nurse, and helped in relief efforts. Her beauty, and her active public life, received mention in the press, and frequently on cover pages of magazines. She was judged one of the 10 most beautiful women in the world, and was offered several roles in films.
She married Prince Moazzam Jah
, who was the second son of Nizam of Hyderabad
, on 21... Read More