You must have heard many stories of the extravagant lifestyle of Indian Nawabs. Listening to such stories always intrigued us to know more about such stories Today we will tell you about such Nawabs of India, whose names are recorded in history for their glory and wealth. You might be surprised after knowing about their lavish avocations. Here is the list of such Nawabs.
- Nizam Mir Osman Ali Khan
Nizam Mir of Hyderabad is considered the fifth richest man of all time according to Forbes of all-time wealthiest 2008 when Bill Gates was placed at number 20. From 1930 to 1940 Nizam was the world’s richest with a wealth of $2 billion at that time, if we adjust this figure with inflation this stands at $236 billion. He was known forusing185-carat diamond worth 4 billion as a paperweight.
He had more servants than anyone in the world. At the time of his death in 1967, 14,718 servants worked with him, out of which 3000 were kept only for the protection of the palace, 28 were given the job of serving water and many workers were hired only to cut betel nut to make paan.
- Nawab Muhammad Mahabat Khan III
He is considered to be the last Nawab of Junagadh, who was world-renowned for his affection towards animals. He had 300 dogs and he used to organise huge birthday and wedding celebrations for some of his beloved dogs. He also hired a caretaker for each dog. On the other hand, showing affection towards wild animals played an important role in maintaining their existence.
- Nawab Asaf-Ud-Daula
In 1738, under British rule, Yahiya Mirza was declared the Nawab of Awadh. His territoryonce faced a severe famine. In that situation, to employ people, he started the construction of the tourist place ‘BadaImambara’ so that people would not die of hunger. He employed 20,000 people for its constructionand promised that the work would continue till the famine situation was not over.
- Mahboob Ali Pasha
Mahboob Ali Pasha, the sixth Nizam of Hyderabad is known to have had the most embellished court.Mahboob Ali was aquintessence of a Victorian Prince. He was fond of western culture and modern ways of life. Legendary. His collection of garments was one of the most extensive in the world. The best English designers used to stitch his Royal robes. He never wore the same dress twice in his lifetime. In such a situation, it is no wonder that he had a huge wardrobe in his palace that extends for more than a hundred feet in length. He was also obsessed with luxury cars and ordered a custom-designed car for him from Rolls Royce.