The Secunderabad Club
is an elite club located in Secunderabad
.It is one of the five oldest Clubs in India, the oldest club being the Bengal Club of Kolkota. The club has gone through 2 name changes before the name Secunderabad Club finally settled. The Club was established on April 26, 1878 and was originally known as the Secunderabad Public Rooms. It was renamed the Secunderabad Garrison Club, the Secunderabad Gymkhana Club and the United Services Club.
The earliest records state that this Club was formed by the British Garrisons
that were stationed in Secunderabad under an agreement with the 5th Nizam “Sikander Jah”. The Club was then known as Garrison Club.
Over a period of 15 to 20 years the British presence in Hyderabad increased and the British brought in their civilian officers to look after the Nizam
's Railways which were set up, as well as the judicial system
to administer the cantonment area.
The Nizam also requisitioned the British Officers to help him set up the electrical, water works and various revenue reforms in the state. During the late 19th century, the name of Garrison Club was changed to United Services
Club representing the membership from all parts of the services. The Club was no longer an army club and it served all the services represented by the British.
As time went by, the officers later changed the name to Secunderabad Club since it was situated in Secunderabad. This name change coincided with the presentation by Salar Jung I
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