Context: The diamond jubilee celebrations of the merger of Hyderabad State with Indian Union, being organised by the State government, commenced on 16th September .
- The erstwhile Hyderabad State which also included the present parts of Karnataka and Maharashtra became independent with large number of people who fought for it laying down their lives.
- The last Nizam Mir Osman Ali Khan had merged the Hyderabad State with Indian Union in spite of a section led by Qasim Rizvi opposing it by sending Rizvi to jail.
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Source: The Hindu
Previous Year Question
Q.1) With reference to Madanapalle of Andhra Pradesh, which one of the following statements is correct?
- Pingali Venkayya designed the tricolour Indian National Flag here.
- Pattabhi Sitaramaiah led the Quit India Movement of Andhra region from here.
- Rabindranath Tagore translated the National Anthem from Bengali to English here.
- Madame Blavatsky and Colonel Olcott set up headquarters of Theosophical Society first here.