It was a practice in the past to invite the kin of the Nizam, the ruler of erstwhile princely state of Hyderabad, for the important events held in Hyderabad’s Falaknuma Palace, which was built by their royal ancestors. Hence, the Nizam family is naturally disappointed with not being invited to the dinner hosted at the palace for Ivanka Trump.
Nawab Najaf Ali Khan, grandson of the 7th and last Nizam said that his family was highly disappointed and felt disrespected after not being invited for the dinner hosted at Taj Falaknuma by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for Ivanka Trump and other delegates attending Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES).
He said he deserved to get an invite since he was the heir of the Nizam. He said he had several communications with the Niti Aayog officials, who were responsible for handling the event, over last 10 days, but in the end, he didn’t get the invite he felt he deserved.
It was Nawab Vaqar-ul-Umra, the Nizam’s Prime Minister, who built the Falaknuma palace in 1893. It was the residence of the sixth Nizam till his death in 1911. The palace was turned into a star hotel about a decade ago after restoration by Taj Group.