Historical Events of Hyderabad

List of Important Events with Dates




Historical Events of Hyderabad

This page will show you all the historical events which took place since 1591.

Dates
Year
Events
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1591
Charminar is built by Muhammed Quli Qutb Shah and a new city founded on the south bank of River Musi.
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1687
Golconda is captured by Aurangzeb. End of Qutb Shahi rule and beginning of Mughal rule in the Deccan.
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1713
Nizam-ul-Mulk is appointed Subedar of six subas (provinces) of the Deccan and Faujdar of Karnataka.
11 Oct
1724
Nizam-ul-Mulk defeats Mubarez Khan in the battle of Shakar Kheda in Berar and establishes his supremacy in the Deccan.
25 Jun
1725
Emperor Muhammed Shah confers the title of Asaf Jah on Nizam-ul-Mulk.
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1732
Nawab Mir Ahmed Ali Khan, Nasir Jung is married to the daughter of Roshan-ud-Daula Zafar Jung.
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1734
Nizam Ali Khan is born.
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1738
Nadir Shah invades India and Nizam-ul-Mulk plays a key role is restoring peace.
22 May
1748
Nizam-ul-Mulk dies at the age of 77 and is buried at Khuldabad near Aurangabad.
25 Dec
1750
Nasir Jung is shot dead by Himayat Khan, the Pathan Nawab of Kurnool.
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1750
Chow Mahalla palace is built by Salabat Jung.
03 Feb
1751
Muzaffar Jung is killed in a fight with his Pathan dependants and Bussy proclaims the third son of Nizam-ul-Mulk Salabat Jung as the Subedar of the Deccan.
03 Feb
1751
Salabat Jung is installed as Subedar of the Deccan.
Dec
1753
The French are assigned the four districts of Mustafanagar.Rajamundri, Ellur, and Chicacole (Srikakulam)
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1756
The French are driven out of the Northern Circars by the British force after the outbreak of war between England and France.
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1759
Salabat Jung concludes a treaty with the British for the grant of Masulipatnam and other districts. French influence comes to an end.
08 Jul
1762
Nizam Ali Khan assumes the Subedari of the Deccan.
07 Sep
1763
Salabat Jung dies
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1763
The capital of Deccan is shifted from Aurangabad to Hyderabad during the reign of Nizam Ali Khan, Asaf Jah II.
April
1779
The first representative of the British, John Holland, is sent to Hyderabad to act as an envoy and later as a Resident.
25 Mar
1798
The French general Michael Joachim Raymond dies and is buried at Saroornagar.
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1798
The Nizam was compelled by the treaty of 1798 to join the British against Tipu Sultan during the Fourth Mysore war. The treaty establishes British influence in Hyderabad.
06 Aug
1803
Nizam Ali Khan Asaf Jah II dies.
11 Aug
1803
Sikander Jah, Asaf Jah III, succeeds as the Subedar of the Deccan.
09 May
1804
Arastu Jah dies after serving Hyderabad for almost three decades as Minister.
25 Jul
1804
The construction of Mir Alam Tank begins and is completed on 8th June, 1806. It is built under the supervision of H.Russell of Royal Engineers, Madras Regiment.
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1804
The construction of Mir Alam Tank begins and is completed on 8th June, 1806. It is built under the supervision of H.Russell of Royal Engineers, Madras Regiment.
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1806
Secunderabad is named after Sikander Jah Asaf Jah III when Col. Lang establishes the headquarters of British Subsidiary Force after the treaty of 1798. It was one of the largest British cantonments in India.
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1808
Construction of the Residency is completed.
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1812
Raja Chandulal along with Henry Russell establishes a contingent known as the Russell Brigade later known as Hyderabad Contingent.
21 May
1829
Sikander Jah dies.
23 May
1829
Nasir-ud-Daula succeeds as Subedar of the Deccan.
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1846
Hyderabad Medical School is established with Dr. William Maclean as its first principal.
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1853
Berar treaty is signed by the Nizam giving the management of Berar districts to the British with an annual revenue of Rs. 50 lakh.
Mar
1854
Foundation of Dar-ul-Uloom by Sir Salar Jung I, with facilities for teaching in Arabic, Urdu, Persian, Telugu, Marathi and English.
16 May
1856
Department of Mint and Stamps is established with Major Henry Rocke as the Mint Master.
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1857
Nasir-ud-Daula Asaf Jah III dies.
18 May
1857
Afzal-ud-Daula succeeds his father as Subedar of the Deccan.
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1858
A new coinage called “Hali Sicca” is introduced with the inscription “Sicca-e-Nizamul-Mulk Asaf Jah Bahadur”. Consequently, the coins in the name of Mughal Emperor cease to be used in Hyderabad.
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1858
Army Department was established and Henry Rocke is made first commander-in-chief of the Nizam’s army from 1864 to 1874.
31 Aug
1861
The “Order of Star of India” is conferred on Afzal-ud-Duala, Nizam V.
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1867
Government Central Printing Press is established.
6 Jan
1867
Forest Department is established with Byramji Manoji as its first Inspector General.
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1868
Bashir Bagh Palace is constructed by Sir Asman Jah.
6 Mar
1869
Mir Mahboob Ali Khan is proclaimed the Nizam, Asaf Jah VI when he was hardly two years seven months old.
26 Feb
1869
First adhesive postage stamp is issued in Hyderabad
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1869
Nizam State Railway is established.
12 Dec
1872
For public information of time, Municipal Corporation of Hyderabad organizes cannon fire at 4.30 a.m, 12 noon and at 8 p.m.
8 Oct
1874
Nizam Railway is completed and opened to traffic.
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1874
Department of Government Gardens is established with G.Cornish as its first head.
Nov
1876
“SATI” or burning of Hindu widows is prohibited in the State and in this connection posters are printed.
Nov
1876
“SATI” or burning of Hindu widows is prohibited in the State and in this connection posters are printed.
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1876
Foundation of Chaderghat High School.
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1877-78
Foundation of Madrasa-e-Aliya at Rambold’s Kothi at Chaderghat by Salar Jung I.
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1879
Horse Racing starts at Malakpet.
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1880
Postal Department is established with Shah Sawar Jung as its chief.
8 Feb
1883
Mir Turab Ali Khan Salar Jung I dies.
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1884
Foundation of Falaknuma Palace is laid on 3rd March, 1884 by Sir Viqar-ul-Umara. Construction completed in 1893.
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1884
Official language of the State is changed from Persian to Urdu.
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1884
Directorate General of Police and Jail Department is established.
4 Jun
1889
Mir Yousuf Ali Khan, Salar Jung III is born in Poona.
4 Dec
1889
Clocks are fixed on the four sides of the Charminar.
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1890
Palmoor is named after Mir Mahboob Ali Khan Nizam VI as Mahboobnagar.
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1890
Asafia Library is established.
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1892
Lord and Lady Lansdowne visit Hyderabad.
Jan
1893
Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria visits Hyderabad.
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1892
Dairat-ul-Maarif is founded
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1893
The Nizam announces constitutional reforms through an order called Qaniunche-I-Mubarak.
4 Nov
1895
Syed Hussain Bilgrami (Imad-ul-Mulk) appointed as a tutor to Mir Osman Ali Khan (Nizam VII).
15 Nov
1895
Lord and Lady Elgin visit Hyderabad.
20 Aug
1897
Sir Ronald Ross discovers the parasite of malaria in a dissected Anopheles mosquito at Begumpet.
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1899
Nizam VI along with Mir Osman Ali Khan visits Calcutta.
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1902
Lord and Lady Curzon visit Hyderabad.
25 Dec
1905
Mir Mahboob Ali Khan Nizam VI lays the foundation stone of Town Hall in Public Gardens on his 40th Birthday (now Legislative Assembly building) Construction completed in 1913.
14 Feb
1905
The Victoria Memorial Orphanage is established.
16 Apr
1906
The wedding of Nizam VII is celebrated at Eden Garden.
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1907
The Mahboobia Girls School is founded.
22 Feb
1907
Mir Himayat Ali Khan (Azam Jah) is born.
2 Jan
1908
Mir Shujat Ali Khan (Moazzam Jah) is born.
28 Sep
1908
Hyderabad witnesses disastrous floods in the River Musi.
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1908
The Nizamia Observatory is established.
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1910
Hyderabad Electricity Department is established and R.L.Gamlen is appointed its first chief.
29 Aug
1911
Mir Mahboob Ali Khan Nizam VI dies.
29 Aug
1911
Mir Osman Ali Khan is proclaimed as Nizam VII but formal darbar is held on 12th September 1911.
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1913
Department of Agriculture (Ziraat) is established with John Henry as its head.
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1914
Archaeological Department is established.
15 Sep
1915
Construction of High Court begins and is completed on 31st March, 1919.
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1917
Osmania University is established.
6 Sep
1917
Bureau of Translation and Compilation is established with Abdul Haq as its head.
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1917-18
First Matriculation examination of Osmania University is held.
7 Nov
1919
Nizam VII introduces new constitution of the Government with an Executive Council.
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1920
The construction of Osman Sagar and Himayat Sagar is completed in 1920 and 1927 respectively.
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1921
The Judiciary is separated from the Executive.
25 Jan
1922
Prince of Wales visits Hyderabad with Lord Louis Mountbatten as one of his A.D.Cs.
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1923
Nizam VII celebrates the two hundredth anniversary of established of the Asaf Jahi Dynasty.
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1923
Jagirdars College is established (Later converted into Hyderabad Public School).
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1924
Nizam Sagar Project is started and completed in 1931.
28 Sep
1925
Nawab Imad-ul-Mulk receives the first honorary degree of LL.D. from Osmania University.
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1926
Osmania Medical College is opened.
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1926
The first B.A. examination of the Osmania University is held.
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1928
District Water Works department is established with Md. Ahmed Mirza as its chief.
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1929
Industrial Trust Fund is created with Rs. 1 crore to promote local industries.
12 Nov
1931
Azam Jah and Moazzam Jah are married at Nice (France) to Princess Durru Shehwar, daughter of ex. Sultan Abdul Majeed Khan, Caliph of Muslims and Princess Niloufer (niece of ex. Sultan) respectively.
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1931
Osmania University Building project is started with Zain Yar Jung as its chief architect.
06 Oct
1933
Mir Barkat Ali Khan (Mukarram Jah) is born (grandson of the Seventh Nizam)
14 Jun
1934
British Government restores to the Nizam a part of Hyderabad city, which for a century was known as Residency Bazar (now known as Sultan Bazar).
July
1934
Laying of the foundation-stone of Osmania University buildings at Adikmet by His Exalted Highness the Nizam VII.
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1935
Construction of Moazzam Jahi Market is completed.
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1935
Broadcasting Department is established under Nawab Ali Yawar Jung.
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1935
The Nizam donates Rs. 10 lakh to the Aligarh Muslim University.
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1936
Hyderabad State Aero Club, Begumpet is established.
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1936
Prince Azam Jah is given the title of Prince of Berar and a grand function is held at Chow Mahalla.
13 Feb
1937
Nizam VII celebrates twenty-five years of his reign (Silver Jubilee)
06 Dec
1945
Nizam VII issues a victory commemorative stamp to celebrate the victory of the allies.
04 Aug
1947
Charles Gordon Herbert, last British Resident, leaves Hyderabad.
29 Nov
1947
Standstill Agreement signed with the Government of India.
13 Sep
1948
The Indian Army begins “Police Action” against Hyderabad.
17 Sep
1948
The State Ministry resigns.
17 Sep
1948
End of the Asaf Jahi era and imposition of military rule, followed by merger of Hyderabad into the Indian union.
02 Mar
1949
Mir Yousuf Ali Khan, Salar Jung III, dies at Bachelor.
26 Jan
1950
Mir Osman Ali Khan VII is made the Rajpramukh of Hyderabad State and remains so upto October, 1956.
17 Feb
1953
Clocks presented by His Exalted Highness the Nizam VII in commemoration of his visit to the cathedral at Midnight mass on Christmas Eve 1952 – All Saints Church.
24 Feb
1967
Mir Osman Ali Khan, Nizam VII, dies.
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1976
Birla Mandir is constructed by the Birla Trust adjacent to Naubat Pahad.
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1988
First five-star Deluxe Hotel Krishna Oberoi is opened in Hyderabad.

Courtesy: Hyderabad 400 Years


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