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Nizam’s grandson urges CM to restore heritage monuments of Hyderabad

Hyderabad: Mir Osman Ali Khan VII (Nizam) grandson Mr. Najaf Ali Khan urged Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao to restore the historical heritage monuments, buildings and palaces in Hyderabad.

Najaf Ali Khan said that it was disheartening for the members of the Nizam family to witness the 80-year-old bus hangar at Gowliguda, commissioned by his late grandfather, collapse on Thursday.

The heritage properties were constructed for the welfare of the common man by spending huge amounts of money for which workers from other countries were also roped in. ” If such properties are deliberately neglected by the concerned authorities as a result one after the other several historic landmarks will disappear from the city”, he said.

Buildings such as Osmania General Hospital area which spreads about 27 acres, Chest Hospital of about 65 acres and Saifabad Palace in which Telangana Secretariat is commencing are next in line for demolition, where as thousands of tourists visit Hyderabad daily to witness such historic monuments, he said.

“There are several allegations that the hangar was sabotaged hence we request the Chief Minister for Order of Judicial probe into the collapse of the Hanger. Fact finding Committee should be constituted with experts in Heritage Monuments and Buildings for other Properties which need immediate restoration”.