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Hyderabad (pronounced /ˈhaɪdərəbɑːd/ or /ˈhaɪdrəbæd/ in English, Telugu: హైదరాబాద్ pronunciation, (Urdu: حیدراباد), once known as Bhagyanagar (City of Fortune), is the capital city and most populous city of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The city of Hyderabad has an estimated population of about 7 million. The city has thus been classified as an A-1 status city joining the list of other A-1 cities such as Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai and Bangalore.

Hyderabad is known for its rich history, culture and architecture representing its unique character as a meeting point for North and South India, and also its multilingual culture, both geographically, culturally and intellectually. Also known as The City of Nizams and The City of Pearls, Hyderabad is today one of the fast developing cities in the country and a modern hub of Information Technology, ITES and Biotechnology.

Hyderabad has become a preferred conference venue in India, with many conferences and meetings taking place in the city. The city is also known to be a sporting destination with many national and international games conducted here. The people here are called Hyderabadis. The city is regarded as a blend of traditionality with modernity.

cyber gate way

hitech city

Raheja mind scape - hi tech city
In 1589, the 5th ruler of the Qutub Shah Dynasty, Muhammad Quli Qutub Shah constructed a new capital, moving the capital from Golconda to Hyderabad, From that time it maintained prosperity as the centre of the Qutub Shah Dynasty until the late 17th century.

photo of charminar 70 years back

charminar today
Hyderabad city seen from Charminar
After the Mugaloid emperor Aurangzeb conquered Golconda in 1687, Mecca Masjid were repaired and the city wall was built.

Mecca Masjid 100 years back
macca masjid now
After the 18th century it lived on as the stronghold of Deccan control of the Nizam family that was established by Asaf Jah . The town is constructed on the south shore of the Musi river. The city walls form an inverted triangle. Their construction was begun by the last Mugaloid ruler Mubaliz Khan and completed by Nizam ul-Mulk.

Buildings dating back to the Qutb Shah period include Chaar Minar at the crossing of the centre of Hyderabad, Jama Masjid at its north-east built in 1597, a hospital
Dar ul-Shifa is situated to the northeast of Jama Masjid and Mecca Masjid, whose construction started in 1614 and was completed by the Mugalid emperor Aurangzeb, located to the south-east of Chahar Minar.

 In the Qutb Shah period, there were no city walls in Hyderabad. A bridge called Purana Pool was built where a road from Golconda in the west area meets the Musi river, and if one follows the road to the east, one can reach Chaar Minar. The northwest area of Chaar Minar became a palace complex where many palace buildings and gardens could be seen, but currently there is no trace of them.

Indian school of business management
hussain sagar
modern Hyderabad