President of Yugoslavia Josip Broz Tito meeting with H.E.H. the Nizam of Hyderabad in 1956. To the right of President Tito is the late Lt Colonel Sayyid Mohammed Amiruddin, Military Secretary to H.E.H. the Nizam of Hyderabad (August 1917-September 2012)
A hand written letter by Sir Walter Monckton, Q.C., Constitutional Adviser to H.E.H. the Nizam of Hyderabad thanking Major Amiruddin for personally saving his life during the Razakar agitation.
H.E.H. the Nizam of Hyderabad, in his radio speech on 23 September 1948, said “In November last , a small group which had organized a quasi-military organization surrounded the homes of my Prime Minister, the Nawab of Chhatari, in whose wisdom I had complete confidence, and of Sir Walter Monkton, my Constitutional Adviser, by duress compelled the Nawab and other trusted ministers to resign and forced the Laik Ali Ministry on me. This group headed by Kasim Razvi had no stake in the country or any record of service behind it. By methods reminiscent of Hitlerite Germany it took possession of the State, spread terror … and rendered me completely helpless.”
A letter from the Headquarters of H.E.H. the Nizam’s R.F., from Major-General Syed Ahmed El Edroos the Commander-In-Chief of the Hyderabad State army.
A list of the qualifications of Lt. Colonel Amiruddin including his Honors and Awards. Lt. Colonel Amiruddin was trained in Small Arms School, Artillery Troop Commanders Course, Chemical Warfare School, Artillery Regimental Survey, Air Transport Support, and was a Senior Officer of Tactical School. He was awarded a War Medal in 1946, Indian Service Medal, Hyderabad War Commemoration Medal. Lt.Colonel Amiruddin held the post of the Military Secretary of His Exalted Highness the Nizam of Hyderabad from 1951 until he was absorbed as the commanding officers of the Golconda regiment. On the whole, he served in H.E.H. the Nizam’s private estate for a continuous period of sixteen years.
(AP) Eleanor Roosevelt with H.E.H. Asaf Jah VII the Nizam of Hyderabad on March 16, 1952. Behind Mrs. Roosevelt (far left in official head dress) is Nawab Lt. Colonel Sayyid Mohammed Amiruddin, the Military Secretary to H.E.H. the Nizam.
Colonel Syed Mohammed Amiruddin (rahmatullahi alaihi)
“It is stated in the Hadith: “I have left you with two weighty things, the Book of Allah and the people of my House.” This is the requirement of this Hadith, Those elders made great efforts in the beginning, so in future more is expected from them” (Malfozaat: Discourses of Moulana Ilyas Kandhlawi, discourse 58, p 42, Islamic Book Service, 2000)
With great sadness I would like to announce to my friends and relatives that my respected grandfather Colonel Syed Mohammad Amiruddin an-Naqshbandi al-Haqqani (rahmatullahi alaihi) has left this temporary abode to the presence of the Lord Most High. From Allah did we originate, and back into Allah shall we be returned. His medical records demonstrate he did not die from any illnesses, or disease. Rather, with age, and from excessive worship his body eventually began giving up on him. He spent his entire life bringing people to believe in the Prophet of the Bani Hashim, to call the Adhaan of the Bani Hashim, encouraging them to memorize the Qur’an revealed to the Bani Hashim, calling people to pray towards the Qibla of the Bani Hashim, and to try to dress and act like the Bani Hashim. He was a soldier until his last breaths for the House of ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib (karram Allahu wajhul karim). In 2005 I was personally ordered by him, to re initiate him into the Naqshbandi Tariqat, and keep it a secret during his life, under the Qutb of the Bani Hashim Mawlana Shaykh Nazim al-Qubrusi. He was engaged in the remembrance of Allah, and Salawat on the Prophet (S) and His House until he fell unconscious. He died peacefully in his sleep today. May Allah forgive him, us, and all believers.