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Four Precious Possessions Of Mir Osman Ali Khan, The Last Nizam Of Hyderabad And Once The Richest Person In The World

The wealth of Mir Osman Ali Khan, The Last Nizam Of Hyderabad, was abundant which included lots of precious and rare things.  

Mir Osman Ali Khan, the last Nizam of Hyderabad was once the richest man on the earth before the independence of India and he was also featured on the cover page of the famous magazine, The Times Magazine. His wealth was abundant which included lots of precious and rare things. We created a list of five possessions of the Nizam which were very precious and a few of them were quite rare.

Rolls Royce

Owning a Rolls Royce has been a dream of many even today but most of the people can’t afford it because of its cost, but you will be amazed to know that the last Nizam of Hyderabad had not one or two Rolls Royce cars but a fleet of 50 Rolls Royce cars. 

We all know how costly Rolls Royce is even today and before the independence of India, it was owned only by a few rich men. Mir Osman Ali Khan, the last Nizam of Hyderabad had a fleet of 50 Rolls Royce cars as he was very fond of having high-end cars. His fleet of Rolls Royce cars included the rare Barker-Coach built Rolls Royce Silver Ghost which he purchased in 1912

Jacob Diamond

Jacob diamond is the fifth-biggest polished diamond in the world and at present the government of India possesses it but before independence, it belonged to the Nizam of Hyderabad.   

The Jacob Diamond is also known as the Imperial or Victoria and it is of 400 carats (80 grams) in weight. It is the fifth biggest polished diamond in the world, and it originated from South Africa and was bought by Mahbub Ali Khan, the sixth nizam of Hyderabad. After him, it was possessed by his son Mir Osman Ali Khan, who used it as a paperweight.

Gold Collection

Mir Osman Ali Khan was very fond of gold and never gave away any chance to buy or get gold in his collection. 

The last Nizam was one of the richest people in the world and at one point in time, he was the richest person in the world. He loved collecting gold, gold jewellery, and objects made from gold. It’s estimated that he had gold valued at $400 million in jewellery and a personal gold collection that was worth more than $100 million.

Jewellery Collection

As mentioned before, the Nizam was very fond of jewellery and possessed the famous Jacob diamond and a large amount of gold. Alongside, he also had a big collection of varieties of jewellery.

Along with gold and diamonds, the Nizam was very fond of jewelries made of various precious gems. At one point he had 173 jewels that included more than 2,000 carats (0.40 kilograms) of emeralds and pearls worth crores. These jewels are now possessed by the Government of India, and sometimes they are kept for display in exhibitions. His jewellery collection also included various types of gemstones, turban decorations, an array of necklaces and pendants, precious belts and buckles, earrings, armbands, among others.

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