Nizam gave funding for temples, and Hindu educational institutions

Most of the communal elements make baseless allegations against Nizam Mir Osman Ali Khan Bahadur and other Asif Jahi rulers and try to mislead young generation. Bigoted media also play a major role in promoting these false allegations.

It must be noted that Asif Jahi rulers especially Nawab Mir Mahboob Ali Khan Bahadur and VII Nizam Nawab Mir Osman Ali Khan Bahadur took very good care of their Hindu subjects. Osman Ali Khan regarded Hindus and Muslims as his two eyes. He appointed Hindus on major posts, donated Jagirs for temples, and gave huge funding for Hindu Educational Institutions.

On the request of Nobel Laureate Sir CV Raman Mir Osman Ai Khan donated Rs 1 lakh for Indian Institute of Sciences. Similarly on the request of Madan Mohan Malaviya, he sanctioned a grant of Rs. 10 lakh for Banaras Hindu University. Sir Syed Ahmed Khan too requested fund for Aligarh Muslim University for which he granted Rs. 5 lakh. When sir Syed Ahmed Khan asked the reason behind this discrimination (granting Rs. 10 lakh for Hindu University and Rs. 5 lakh for Muslim University), he clarified that Hindu population is much more than Muslim population.

It was Mir Osman Ali Khan who allotted 54 acre land to Dr. B R Ambedkar where the later established Milind Education Society. A glance on the files of Andhra Pradesh Archives reveals that Nizam donated Rs. 82825 for Yadgirgutta temple, Rs 5000 for Sri Rambagh temple, 50000 for Bhadrachalam temple and Rs. 8000 for Sri Balaji Tirupati temple.

The communal elements should study history before spewing venom against the Muslim rulers.

Courtesy: Siasat

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5 Responses

  1. soonya says:

    Thanks for the article.

    We need more such data to counter the propaganda of bigots and narrow-minded communalists who try to foment trouble by creating a meaningless paranoia with vacuous rabble raising.

    We should also counter the sinister designs of some who claim to represent the Muslim minorities and who create the fodder for the majority community representing self-appointed bigots.

    India has always been a place for syncretic practices and always promoted tolerance, mutual respect and peace.

    It is a land of Budha, the Mahavira and many Sufi saints among many others who promoted plurality and peace.

    In a recent article in NT one of the founders of Neo Budhist Society, Mallepalli Laxmaiah, (also co-convenor of TJAC) talks about the ancient people of Telangana who seem to have embraced Budhism a religion which promotes compassion and non-violence.

    May be MT could replicate his article here as well.

    Some one like Dr Raj Reddy (the neuro surgeon who fought for solving the fluorosis problem) and is also an amateur numismatist, can dig into the hoary past of Telangana.

  2. D V RAJESH says:

    Good one.

    but I think Osman Ali khan was 7th Nizam (it is typed VIII, excuse me if Im wrong) and the name spelt Oman Khan..pls correct it

  3. Srinivas says:

    Excellent article. Thanks to Siasat and MT. I remember lots of my peers pursued their higher studies abroad taking grants from Nizam’s Educational trust Fund. Hyderabad State was Secular and the new state of Telangana that we are all fighting for will remain secular to the core.

  4. vijayshree says:

    Had been to the zoo yesterday with my niece and sister, I always took our zoo for granted until the seemandhra destruction wiped out our green cover completely..

    Now I enjoy spending the entire day lazing around, under the trees and walking when you feel like..It is just an amazing gift from the Nizam to us and which has not been touched by Seemandhra until date..Touch wood..

    And to think that it had to be named after the person who brought only sorrow for us, A big thanks to Nizam for this gift and God bless his soul.

    There could be a huge crowd and yet it is so big, that it can easily accommodate any numbers…Like I have said before, not until we have lost everything, do we realize the value of what we lost and what is still left..And may be we need to see everything through a child’s eye to make it look precious..

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