Mukarram Jah: Of the pauper prince and his royal dalliance
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Hyderabad, Jan. 16 -- Like his financial dealings, his personal life too was not a bed of roses. Prince Mukarram Jah Bahadur, grandson of the 7th Nizam, who died the other day, often found himself neck deep in problems with money running out thanks to his lavish lifestyle. At one point of time his profligacy pushed him to the brink of bankruptcy. His numerous warring wives only added to his personal and financial troubles.
His arrogance and ostentatious ways, sources say, almost wiped out the famed riches of the Asaf Jahi dynasty whose wealth was believed to be greater than the British royal family. This is because the person on whom he depended for advice proved to be his nemesis. Far from helping him streamline his financial affairs, t...
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