Location of Shamshabad
Shamshabad is a suburb town of Hyderabad. This town is located in Ranga Reddy district of Telangana. This town in Ranga Reddy District is famous for its dark colonial history. Shamshabad in Hyderabad is located at 17.2603 degree north to 78.3969 degree east. It has an average elevation of 574 metres from the sea level.
History of Shamshabad
Shamshabad is very famous suburb in the outskirts of Hyderabad. Shamsabad was previously called Sedanti village which was later called as Shamsabad, named after a Paigah noble called Nawab Shams-ul-Umara Bahadur Abul Fateh Khan, Tegh Jung, Shams-ud-Daula, Shams-ul-Mulk and Shams-ul-Umrah ("The Sun among the Nobles").
Paigah family is a royal family in the senior aristocracy of Hyderabad State or the Princely State in Hyderabad. Under the rule of British East India Company, they tended to be richer than the average Indian Prince and each maintained his own court, his own extraordinary palaces, and his own three or four thousand-strong private army.
Bashir Bagh Palace belonged to Sir Asman Jah, a Paigah noble family and Prime Minister of Hyderabad (1887-1894). Sir Vicar-ul-Umra, the Paigah noble and the Prime Minister of Hyderabad state, in the year 1895 presented Falaknuma Palace, to the sixth Nizam of Hyderabad, Mir Mahbub Ali Khan.
Mir Mahbub Ali Khan was the founder of the Paigah family, the title conferred by the Nizam Asaf Jah, the ruler of Hyderabad State on Paigah Nobles. Paigah family or Shams-Ool-Oomrah’s family or Shamshiya family was among the senior aristocracy nobility in Hyderabad Deccan and always held the first rank and second only to that of the Nizam of Hyderabad Deccan.
During the reign of Nizam II, Mir Nizam Ali Khan, who ruled this region from the year 1762 to 1803, the entire Shamsabad village was granted to Nawab Shams-ul-Umara Bahadur as a "Inam" permanently for rendering obvious service to the state, Shamsabad came to over the years to be called Shamshabad, as happened with other locality names, Shamsabad too got corrupted and over the years came to be called Shamshabad.
Transportation in Shamshabad
Shamshabad is easily connected with roadways and railways. There is a railway station at Shamshabad by the name Umdanagar, which is part of the South Central Railway that is included in Indian Railways. Shamshabad boasts Hyderabad International Airport, which commenced operations on March 23, 2008. The airport site totals 5,400-acre in area and the GPS coordinates are 17 minutes and 15 seconds north and 78 minutes and 25 seconds east.
(Last Updated on : 01-01-2015)
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