Afzal-ud-Daula, Asaf Jah V

Indian Monarch (1827-1869)

Afzal ad-Dawlah, Asaf Jah V Mir Tahniyath Ali Khan (11 October 1827 – 26 February 1869) was the ruling Nizam of Hyderabad, India, from 1857 to 1869.[1]

Asaf Jah V
Afzal ud-Daula

Mir Tahniyat Ali Khan Bahadur

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5th Nizam of Hyderabad
Reign16 May 1857 – 26 February 1869
PredecessorNasir-ud-dawlah, Asaf Jah IV
SuccessorMahbub Ali Khan, Asaf Jah VI
Born(1827-10-11)11 October 1827
Gufran Manzil, Hyderabad State, British India
Died26 February 1869(1869-02-26) (aged 41)
Hyderabad, Hyderabad State, British India
SpouseSahebzadi Mahboob Begum
Sahebzadi Allah Rakhi Begum
Sahebzadi Hussaini Begum
IssueAsaf Jah VI
Full name
Afzal ad-Dawlah, Asaf Jah V Mir Tahniyath Ali Khan
HouseAsaf Jahi Dynasty
FatherNasir-ud-dawlah, Asaf Jah IV
MotherSahebzadi Dilawar unisa Begum Saheba

Rubath for pilgrims of Hyderabad StateEdit

The Nizam's Rubath is an accommodation building purchased by the 5th Nizam for the people of Hyderabad State coming to the Holy pilgrimage (Hajj) to city of Mecca.[2]

It initially consisted of 42 buildings, but with the expansion of the Grand Mosque, only three buildings remain.

Other reformsEdit

Other reforms during his reign, by his Prime Minister Salar Jung, included the establishment of a governmental central treasury in 1855.

Asaf Jah V reformed the Hyderabad revenue and judicial systems, instituted a postal service and constructed the first rail and telegraph networks. In 1861 he was awarded the Star of India.[3]

During the regime of the Nizam V- Mir Tahniyath Ali Khan Siddiqi (Afzal-ud-Dawlah), Dar-ul-Uloom, the first regular educational institution of Hyderabad, was set up in 1854.[4]


He died at Hyderabad on 26 February 1869, after a reign of just 12 years and was buried at the Mecca Masjid mosque.[5]


  1. Law, John. Modern Hyderabad (Deccan). pp. 25–27.
  2. "Hajj 2018: Draw for free accommodation at Nizam Rubath today in Hyderabad, Telangana". ummid. April 10, 2018.
  3. Law, John. Modern Hyderabad (Deccan). pp. 34–37.
  4. "Osmania University first to teach in blend of Urdu and English". The Times of India.
  5. "Nasir-ud-Daula & Afzal-ud-daula | Telangana History: From Nizam's to Integration into Indian Union".

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