Muzaffar Jung
Asaf Jah I, Viceroy of the Deccan
Dupleix meeting the Subahdar of the Deccan, Muzaffar Jang.
By the Reign of the seventh Nizam, his dominion were similar in size to Belgium, but it was a far cry from when the first Nizam had ruled over a territory the size of France.

He was born to Nawab Talib Muhi ud-din Mutawassil Khan Bahadur, who was the Naib Subahdar (Deputy Governor) of Bijapur and his wife Sahibzadi Khair-un-nisa Begum, who was the daughter of Nizam-ul-Mulk.

- Muhyi ad-Din Muzaffar Jang Hidayat

The death of Asaf Jah I in 1748 resulted in a period of political unrest as his sons and grandson—Nasir Jung (1748–1750), Muzaffar Jang (1750-1751) and Salabat Jung (1751-1762)—contended for the throne backed by opportunistic neighbouring states and colonial foreign forces.

- Nizam-ul-Mulk, Asaf Jah I

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Nasir Jung

Mir Ahmed Ali Khan Siddiqi Bayafandi, Nasir Jung, was the son of Nizam-ul-Mulk by his wife Saeed-un-nisa Begum.

After the death of the Nizam-ul-Mulk, the Nizam of Hyderabad, a civil war for succession broke out in south between Nasir Jung (son of the Nizam-ul-Mulk) and Muzaffar Jung (grandson of the Nizam-ul-Mulk from his daughter).

Salabat Jung

A late 18th century, Bidriware Hookah base at Louvre, provides an insight into the alliance between Salabat Jung and De Bussy.

Salabat Jung, born as Mir Sa'id Muhammad Khan Siddiqi Bayafandi on 24 November 1718, was the 3rd son of Nizam-ul-Mulk.

During the Second Carnatic War he was a prisoner, first in Nasir Jung's camp and later in Muzaffar Jung's camp.