Mughal Emperor's poverty-stricken descendant to get a job:
State-run Coal India Ltd (CIL) has decided to offer employment to
Madhu, the poverty-stricken fifth generation descendant of India's
last Mughal emperor Bahadur.....
The Supreme Court
Monday rescued Princess Fatima Fouzia, the 65-year-old
grand-daughter of Hyderabad's seventh Nizam, Mir Osman Ali Khan,
from a two-year jail term in a case of bouncing of a Rs.10.115
million cheque she issued in July 2007.
bench of Justice Dalveer Bhandari and Justice A.K. Patnaik condoned
the Nizam's grand-daughter's jail term after her counsel P.
Nageshwar Rao informed the court that Princess Fatima Fouzia has
already reached an out-of court settlement with her creditor, Rajesh
Malhotra of Chennai.
Malhotra's counsel G. Sivabalamurugan confirmed Rao's statement, the
bench set aside the jail term imposed by a magisterial court in
According to Sivabalamurugan, under the compromise reached between
the Nizam's heiress and his client Malhotra, Fouzia is expected to
transfer two or three pieces of her landed properties in Hyderabad
Besides, she has also given some cheques towards discharge of her
debts, Sivabalamurugan told the bench.
the cheque bounced, the Nizam's heiress was asked to pay a
compensation of Rs.1 million to Malhotra and was also awarded a year
long jail term by a magisterial court in Chennai.
appeal against the magisterial court's ruling was first dismissed by
the sessions court and later by the Madras High Court, which
increased the jail term to two years and the compensation to
heiress approached the apex court against the Madras High Court
ruling, but before her lawsuit could be taken up for hearing, she
reached an out-of court settlement with Malhotra.
per her lawsuit, Malhotra had been given a signed but blank cheque
by Fouzia towards settlement of a credit of Rs.1.25 million that
Malhotra had given her husband the late Nawab Nadir Ali Mirza in
March 1991 for "a transaction pertaining to property development".