Mehdi Nawaz Jung
Nawab Mehdi Nawaz Jung
Syed Mohammed Mehdi
23 May 1894
|Died||28 June 1967 (aged 73)|
|Other names||Baba Mian|
|Occupation||Bureaucrat and Politician|
|Known for||Social Work, Cooperative Movement & Health Concerns.|
|Governor of Gujarat|
|Succeeded by||Nityanand Kanungo|
|Vice Chancellor of Osmania University|
Nawab Mehdi Nawaz Jung (23 May 1894 – 28 June 1967) was an Indian bureaucrat and was Secretary to the Executive Council during the Nizam rule. He also served as the Governor of Gujarat from 1960-1965.
His house known as Banjara Bhavan, located at Banjara Hills was a very Picturesque Area of Hyderabad which was promoted by Mehdi Nawaz Jung for habitation, is a Grade-I notified heritage building by HMDA.
Mehdi Nawaz Jung was born in Darulshifa, Hyderabad Deccan in a middle-class family of a very religious father Moulvi Syed Abbas Ali (Abbas Sahab).
Mehdi Nawaz Jung was also the first commissioner of Municipal Corporation of Hyderabad. He contested a general election in 1952 from the Hyderabad constituency and won the election with a very big majority. From the year 1952 to January 1960, Shri Mehdi Nawaz Jung was a Minister in the former Hyderabad State and then in Andhra Pradesh Government, holding various portfolios such as Public Works Department, Roads & Buildings Department, Irrigation & Power, etc.
He was the first President of Indian Council of Social Welfare. He was instrumental in setting up Niloufer Hospital and Mehdi Nawaz Jung Institute of Oncology - the first government cancer hospital of its sort in India. One of the pioneers in using Radio-Iodine ablation in Thyroid Cancers. It is one of the Regional Cancer Centres, presently approved and funded by the central government.
Nawab Mehdi Nawaz Jung was married to Tahira Begum, daughter of Nawab Aqeel Jung and had four sons.
- Secretary, Executive Council - Hyderabad State 1926
- First Municipal Commissioner - MCH
- Member of the Assemblies of Hyderabad and Andhra Pradesh 1952 to 1959
- Minister in the governments of Hyderabad and Andhra Pradesh 1952 to 1959
- Governor of Gujarat - 1960
He established an auditorium hall for the community in the center of Ahmedabad (Gujarat) and the land for that was given by Nanavati family and in the early stage of Gujarat after getting separate statehood many NGO's have been working for the better of the society. The auditorium was named after him: Mehdi Nawaj Jung hall in Paldi area.
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- "The man who gave Hyderabad its 'Banjara Hills', Nawab Mehdi Nawaz Jung". The News Minute. 9 September 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2018.