|High Court bldg. built by the Nizam, Hyderabad.thewire.in|
|Telengana High Court buldg. built by the Nizam, Hyderabad. en.wikipedia.org|
|The main gate of High Court, Hyderabaden.wikipedia.org/|
|High Court buldg. built by the Nizam, Hyderabad thehansindia.com|
A nasty fire broke out on August 31, 2009 in the judges' library on the first floor of the main building. Cause: an electrical short-circuit. This historic building was repaired and renovated to preserve its heritage value and old glory and the renovated conference hall and judges lounge were inaugurated on October 13, 2011. In 1956 the court could accommodate only 12 judges. There are currently 20 Court Halls and 24 Chambers located in the High Court main building and Annexe buildings and there is a proposal to increase the number of court rooms and chamber as there has been continuous increase in court litigation's. This building with hoary past is a renowned landmark in this part of the city.
|Sir Nizam Osman Ali Khan. princemaak.hubpages.com|
|Nizam H.E.H Mir Osman Ali Khan en.wikipedia.org|
Above images: His Exalted Highness Nawab Sir Mir Osman Ali Khan Siddiqi, Asaf Jah GBE (6 April 1886 – 24 February 1967), was the last Nizam (ruler) of the princely state of Hyderabad, Deccan then the largest princely state in British India. Between 1911 and 1948 he ruled the state until it was taken over by the Indian govt. after freedom from the British. He was once featured on the cover of Time magazine of 1937 and labelled as one of the wealthiest people of all time - the 5th richest man in history and the richest Indian ever. Being an effective ruler with charitable disposition he gave due importance to education, science and development. Electricity, railways, roads and airways were developed during his reign. He was the founder of the famous Osmania University, Osmania General Hospital, State Bank of Hyderabad, Begumpet Airport, and Hyderabad High Court. Two reservoirs, namely Osman Sagar and Himayat Sagar were built during his reign, to prevent another great flood in the city.His philanthropy was quite well-known; he donated millions of rupees to various educational and religious institutions all over India. He was equally known for his eccentricities, as he used to knit his own socks, and borrow cigarettes from guests. He had a large fleet of expensive motor cars and was a patron of Rolls Royce cars.https://english.sakshi.com/telangana/2019/04/19/centenary-celebrations-of-high-court-building-in-hyderabad-tomorrow