Our history is full of victorious and fascinating stories of Maharajas and Nawabs. We write about them, we read about them, but sometimes some of the most important but not very known historical facts are forgotten, or not mentioned enough. Here are 5 Nawabs from the pages of history that we all should know about. Read on, you'll know why.
Fath Jang Nawab Mir Osman Ali Khan Asaf Jah VII,was ranked at number 5 in the Forbes All-Time Wealthiest of 2008 with a net worth of 210 Billion USD. Just to give you a comparison, Bill Gates was ranked 20th. His jewel collection alone stood at an estimated worth of Â£2 Billion.
To strike you with just an example of how wealthy he was, he used a diamond, "The Jacob Diamond", that weighed 185 carats and was worth Â£55 Million as a paperweight.
Nawab Muhammad Mahabat Khanji III Rasul Khanji, the last nawab of Junagadh, was known for his love for animals. He owned over 300 dogs and celebrated their birthdays and marriages lavishly. Not just that, he worked to prevent the extinction of the Asiatic Lions by preserving Gir Forest.