Raj Bhavan, Hyderabad
|Owner||Government of Telangana|
|Size||21.5 acres (8.7 ha)|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Eric Marrett and Zain Yar Jung|
|History of Raj Bhavan, Hyderabad (Governor official website)|
The Nizam's Government acquired this estate of Nawab Shahzore Jung and Sayyad Akil Bilgrami for the Prime Minister's official residence of Princely state of Hyderabad. the estate consisted of two older buildings at the place where the present Durbar Hall is located. These were pulled down to make room for the subsequent new structures.
The earliest occupant of the Durbar Hall building was Sir Akbar Hydari, the Prime Minister of Hyderabad State from 1936 to 1941. But he stayed here for a short period and shifted his residence to an adjacent building which is now known as Dilkusha Guest House.
Subsequent Prime Ministers to stay here were the Nawab of Chattari (1941-1946 and May-November, 1947), Sir Mirza Ismail (August 1946 to May 1947), Sir Mehdi Yar Jung (November-December, 1947) and Mir Laik Ali, President of the Council of Interim Government (1947-48).
Shah Manzil, one of the pre-1914 building in Raj bhavan estate, is an architectural landmark and currently used as the office of the Advisors to Governor of Telangana.
- Official Website of the Governor of Telangana Retrieved 1 Oct 2020.
- History of Raj Bhavan, Hyderabad (Governor official Website) Retrieved 1 Oct 2020.