Some people are bestowed with an unique gift from the Almighty. He doesn't just confer something tangible, but instead weaves the gift into their DNA which becomes a priceless 'trait'. I believe, the Salar Jungs were one such lucky people. If not a gift, what else would you call this distinguishing characteristic of the Jungs, from Salar Jung I to Salar Jung III, for collecting and preserving the rare artifacts from around the globe?
His grandfather started it, but it was Nawab Mir Yousuf Ali Khan, aka Salar Jung III, was the passionate who single-handedly read and travelled different places collecting these rare pieces of art after relinquishing his position as prime minister under the seventh Nizam of Hyderabad. From November 1914 until his death in 1949, Yousuf Ali Khan dedicated his entire life collecting these rare gems.
This museum is a veritable paradise and home to thousands of uncommon objects, books and manuscripts. In December 1951, these rare objects were organized and brought out for public display. This museum with its huge collection is a testament to one man's passion for history and culture.
Rock & Marble Sculptures