Nawab Mir Barket Ali Khan Walashan Mukarram Jah Bahadur, or Mukarram Jah Bahadur passed away in Istanbul, Turkey on Thursday 12th January at the age of 89.
The eighth Nizam of Hyderabad and reportedly the last one at that, had been living in Turkey for quite some time. Jah was the successor and grandson of the last Nizam of Hyderabad Mir Osman Ali Khan Bahadur and came from an impressive family lineage.
A statement regarding the passing away read as “We are deeply saddened to inform you that Nawab Mir Barket Ali Khan Walashan Mukarram Jah Bahadur, H.E.H The Eighth Nizam of Hyderabad, passed away peacefully in Istanbul, Turkey late last night at 10.30 pm (IST).”
His mortal remains were brought to India as per his requests and will be laid to rest in the family’s vault in the forecourt of Mecca Masjid. The body was placed in the Chowmahalla Palace for people to pay their respects and tributes before the funeral takes place on Wednesday.
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