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Zain Yar Jung


Zain Yar Jung
Syed Zainuddin Hussain Khan

AwardsPadma Bhushan (1956)
Zain Yar Jung (first row, sixth from right), with Osmania University engineering students.

Zain Yar Jung (1889–1961) was an architect.[1][2] He served as the Chief Architect of Hyderabad State.[3]

Career as Architect

Zain Yar Jung was associated with the construction of Osman Sagar and Himayat Sagar.

The Nizam sent two eminent architects, Nawab Zain Yar Jung and Syed Ali Raza, on a study tour of beautiful buildings around the world. They met noted Belgian architect, Ernest Jasper, in Egypt and enlisted his services for designing a university at Hyderabad.[4] He worked on the Osmania University under Jasper.[5]

Political Career

He was later sent as an emissary of the Nizam to negotiate terms of the merger of Hyderabad State with India.

He was granted the title of Nawab by the Nizam of Hyderabad. He received Padma Bhushan in 1956.[5]


  1. ^ Akbar, Syed (23 April 2017). "OU architect was Nizam's emissary before merger". The Times of India. Retrieved 28 September 2019.
  2. ^ "Arts College: a historic masterpiece". The Hindu. 8 October 2012. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 28 September 2019.
  3. ^ Lang, Jon T. (2002). A Concise History of Modern Architecture in India. Orient Blackswan. p. 26. ISBN 9788178240176.
  4. ^ "On the heritage trail". The New Indian Express. 7 October 2013. Retrieved 4 January 2020.
  5. ^ a b Nanisetti, Serish (8 April 2017). "Arts College building, a hand-me-down architectural gem". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 4 January 2020.