STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Government forgot seventh Nizam on 50th anniversary: Family

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.

Published: 24th February 2017 07:02 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th February 2017 07:02 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

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.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp