Hyderabad: The great-granddaughter of the Nizam VII, Mir Osman Ali Khan on Wednesday approached to the Telangana High Court has alleged that the Central authorities gave the funds, which belonged to the late Nizam, to solely two male heirs and ignored the feminine heirs.
Princess Shafiya Sakina is the daughter of Princess Fatima Fouzia, one of many granddaughters of the seventh Nizam. “My mother and her sister Amina Merzia are the beneficiaries in the Wedding Gifts Trust of the Nizam’s two granddaughters. I and my sister Princess Naqiya Zainab are the ultimate beneficiaries of the said Trust,” Princess Shafiya mentioned in her plea.
The central authorities gave away 98 per cent of the 35 million kilos, deposited in NatWest Bank London, to Nizam’s grandsons Prince Mukarram Jah Bahadur and Prince Muffakham Jah Bahadur. She mentioned that the settlement between the Indian union and the two male heirs is prohibited and unconstitutional.
“All Trusts of the Nizam were validated by the Nizam’s Trust Deeds (Validation) Act, 1950. My mother Princess Fatima Fouzia and her Nizam VII had set up a maximum of 28 trusts and the beneficiaries of these Trusts are not just the two brothers and their legal heirs,” she mentioned.
“Only five lakh pounds are to be distributed among the other so-called legal heirs of Nizam. After deducting the legal expenses the amount would be a paltry 3,47, 118.53 pounds. So it is an unjust and unfair settlement”, Sakina mentioned.