Princess Niloufer Khanum Sultana

H.H. Princess Niloufer (full name: Princess Niloufer Khanum Sultana) was one of the last princesses of the Ottoman empire. Princess Niloufer was born at the Göztepe Palace in Istanbul Turkey on January 4, 1916. Princess Niloufer was the only daughter of HIH Adile Sultan, a Daughter of Shehzade Mehmed Selahaddin. He was the oldest Son of Murad V. Niloufer's Father was: Damad Moralizada Salar ud-din Bey Effendi Princess Niloufer was the first cousin of Princess Hadice Hayriye Ayshe Dürrühsehvar.
When several years passed, and still Niloufer had not conceived, Princess Niloufer consulted various doctors in Europe and was planning to go to America for a medical visit. During this time, one of her maids died during childbirth. At that time, there was no specialized hospital for children and mothers. Niloufer’s resolve to build such a hospital materialized in the form of the current Niloufer Hospital in Red Hills.
While her private life seemed empty due to lack of children, her public life became very glittering. Princess Niloufer was invited to several functions, inaugurated several events and became a torch-bearer for women’s advancement. During the Second World War, Princess Niloufer obtained training as a nurse, and helped in relief efforts. Her beauty, and her active public life, received mention in the press, and frequently on cover pages of magazines. Princess Niloufer was judged one of the 10 most beautiful women in the world, and was offered several roles in films.
Princess Niloufer married Prince Moazzam Jah, who was the second son of Nizam of Hyderabad, on 21 February 1931 in France.Divorced 1952. Being one of the better educated members of her family she established the Niloufer Hospital for Women and Children in Red Hills, Hyderabad, India. Princess Niloufer died in Paris, France on June 12, 1989.


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