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 (nĭ-zäm′, -zăm′, nī-)
1. Used formerly as a title for rulers of Hyderabad, India.
2. The Turkish army, especially in the 1800s.

[Urdu nizām(-almulk), governor (of the empire), from Arabic niẓām, order, arrangement, from naẓama, to arrange; see nṯ̣m in Semitic roots.]


(Military) (formerly) a Turkish regular soldier
[C18: ultimately from Arabic nizām order, arrangement]


the title of the ruler of Hyderabad, India, from 1724 to 1948


(nɪˈzɑm, -ˈzæm, naɪ-)

1. the title of the ruler of Hyderabad from the 18th century to 1950.
2. (l.c.) the Turkish army or any member of it.
[1595–1605; (definition 1) < Urdu Nizām-al-mulk governor of the realm; (definition 2) < Turkish nizamiye regular army; both < Arabic niẓām order, arrangement]
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However, his stay there ended, when he found himself exiled from the state for writing a poem against the Nizam of Hyderabad, the then ruler of the state.
Legend has it that the Maharaja of Mysore ordered seven cars at a time, while The Last Nizam of Hyderabad, Sir Mir Osman Khan Siddiqi Asaf Jah VII, purchased over 50 Rolls-Royce motor cars over his lifetime.
As quoted by William Dalrymple and Anita Anand in the book Kohinoor, finally the Nizam of Hyderabad, Asif Jah I, met Nader - bareheaded, with his hands tied with his turban, and begged him on his knees to stop the killings.
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I went to Hyderabad in India a few years back and visited an exhibition featuring the jewellery collection of the Nizam of Hyderabad.
Hyderabad is renowned as the "Pearl City" since the time of Nizam of Hyderabad.
A spectacular Holland & Holland 4-bore double rifle, one from the property of the Nizam of Hyderabad, sold for a phenomenal $258,750 including premiums at the March 15, 2016, James D.
The issue was brought to the Security Council under the instruction of the Nizam of Hyderabad as Indian troops invaded the state.
For several centuries Kalburgi was ruled by various Sultanates before coming under the regime of the Nizam of Hyderabad.
Aurangabad was part of the kingdom of the Nizam of Hyderabad until the states' reorganisation in the 1950s and it stands to reason that there are more Muslim voters here compared to other parts of the country - more than 25 per cent of the voting population.
Stories of Hyderabad's poetic past weave amid strings of programming code in this South Eastern India city that was home to one of the richest men in the world, Mir Osman Ali Khan, the last ruling nizam of Hyderabad," the periodical said.
Addressing the 70th Foundation Day function of Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT), one of the oldest science research institutes in the country set up in 1944 by the then Nizam of Hyderabad here in Hyderabad (Telangana) today, Dr.