India Today Exclusive – The Real Story of How Hyderabad Became a Part of India in 1948

A confidential government report said at least 27,000 to 40,000 people lost their lives during and after Indian troops entered Hyderabad state to force the ruler to surrender. It is one of the best-kept secrets in the annals of Indian history. What exactly happened in Hyderabad on and after 17 September 1948 when the might of the Indian Army forced the Nizam of Hyderabad to surrender and merge his kingdom with the Indian Union, 13 months after India had become an independent country? The day is celebrated every year by the votaries of Telangana — that is pretty much the … Continue reading India Today Exclusive – The Real Story of How Hyderabad Became a Part of India in 1948