HYDERABAD: On the eve of 50th death anniversary of the seventh Nizam of Hyderabad, Mir Osman Ali Khan Bahadur, family members of the erstwhile ruler of Hyderabad state on Thursday lamented the lack of any initiatives on part of the government to mark a day on his remembrance.
In a letter shared by the president of Nizam Family Welfare Association, Najaf Ali Khan with the media on Thursday, he rued the lack of a single statue of the seventh Nizam for garlanding. As per the Islamic calendar, the 50th death anniversary was commemorated on August 18, 2016.
The Nizam had passed away on February 24 of 1967. In the letter Khan quoted content from an extraordinary gazette issued 50 years ago, in 1967, by the then Andhra Pradesh government in the seventh Nizam’s remembrance on his death.
In the GO, the government had praised the Nizam for his secular and impartial approach towards all religions, schemes propagated by him for welfare of the depressed classes, his philanthropic activities and substantial contributions in education towards well known universities across the country.
The 1967 GO had also propounded that government offices in the state will fly the national flag at half-mast to observe mourning and that there will be no entertainment by or on behalf of the government.