Grandson of Nizam disappointed over not being invited for gala dinner at Falaknuma Palace

Hyderabad: The daughter of the United States President, Donald Trump and his advisor, Ivanka Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi with 99 dignitaries dined at the 101 Dining Hall at the Taj Falaknuma on Tuesday evening.

Prime Minister hosted the dinner for the delegates of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES). Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao was also present for the dinner.

A separate dinner was arranged for around 1,500 delegates of the GES on the lawns of the palace.

However, the kin of the Nizam were disappointed over not being invited for the gala dinner at Falaknuma.

Nawab Najaf Ali Khan, grandson of the 7th and last Nizam, Mir Osman Ali Khan, said, “It is highly disappointing and lamentable that the family of the 7th Nizam were not invited for the GES event being held in one of the palaces that represents ‘our familial culture and heritage.”


“I, being the grandson of the erstwhile Royal Family, deserve an invite as the Palace is an important landmark both in our family’s history and also in the history of Hyderabad,” he said in a statement to PTI.

Khan also said that despite communicating numerous times with the authorities of NITI Aayog over last 10 days, who are responsible for handling the event, it induced no response from their side.

Falaknuma, the magnificent palace was once the residence of Mir Mahboob Ali Khan, the sixth Nizam till his death in 1911. Nizam was the ruler of erstwhile princely state of Hyderabad. Taj Group had converted the palace into hotel about a decade ago after restoration.