Known to be the richest man in the world during his time, H.E.H. Mir Osman Ali Khan Bahadur, Asaf Jah VII, was the last Nizam of the Princely State of Hyderabad, until it was invaded and annexed by India in 1948. He ranks fifth in the list of richest people in the history of the world.
The throne you see in the image was made of gold and wood and was used during the silver jubilee celebrations of the Nizam VII in 1937. He received many gifts, souvenirs, and mementos from various neighbouring rulers as well dignitaries around the world, specifically during the silver jubilee celebration. These artifacts are now housed in the Nizam’s Museum in Purani Haveli, one of the palaces of the Nizams and the official residence of the Nizam VI Mahboob Ali Pasha.
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