From the archives – Mahboob Mansion.

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Mahboob Mansion II

My guides around the Mahboob Mansion,all enthusiasm, didnt know the history but were more than willing to talk about the recent past/ present.

“Are you too from the press? Two days back they came and took pictures from here, there and also the Ganesh Pandal in front.”

“There are stones here be careful. Some places inside even have snakes”

“People used to live in this room here”

“Yahaan pe sab galeez hai, us taraf saaf hai.”

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Mahboob Mansion

Mahboob Mansion

One of the better looking facades of the Mahboob Mansion. I was totally appalled to see the fate of an occasional residence of a Nizam. The ruins, the garbage strewn around, the litter, the encroachments surrounding, it is impossible to see this restored, by any stretch of one’s imagination. More images to come in the next few days.

Text from wiki.

Mahboob Mansion is a palace, named after Mahbub Ali Khan, Asaf Jah VI, the VIth Nizam who lived here occasionally, though his permanent residence was the Purani Haveli. It is located in the Malakpet district of Hyderabad.

Built in the late 19th century, this is a large palace in architecture of classical European and Mughal style. It is similar to the eastern blocks of Mubarak Mansion Nazri Bagh of King Kothi Palace.

The palace is abandoned and in very poor condition, and the surrounding estates have been entirely taken over by housing and commercial developments.


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