Born 11 October 1827 Gufran Manzil, Hyderabad State, British India
Died 26 February 1869 (aged 41) Hyderabad, Hyderabad State, British India
Reign 16 May 1857 – 26 February 1869
Mir Tahniyat Ali Khan Bahadur, Afzal ud-Daula, was born in Hyderabad in 1827 and inherited the throne in 1857.
Despite the turbulence of the time, the fifth Nizam’s rule was a period of steady economic development, when the revenue and judicial systems were re-organized, and the railways, the telegraph and postal systems were introduced. His generosity spread to the holy cities of Mecca and Medina, where the Nizam build houses and travel inns, known as Rubbaths, to provide free accommodation for pilgrims from the Hyderabad Dominion.