I found this information written in a board in the palace with the title: My sovereign’s name is beloved could any title be more important: Maharaja Kishen Pershad: Persian Couplet
In 1883, at the age of 15, Mehbub Ali Khan, made his first tour of the State. This trip opened up the young Nizam’s heart and his coffers to the people. His communication with his subjects became legendary and he lived up to his name Mehbub, which meant beloved. It is said that he often went disguised in to the city to mingle with his citizens and listen to their problems.
His generosity knew no bounds. The catastrophic proportions of the floods of 1908 left a quarter of the city’s population homeless. The floods ripped through the city, bringing down buildings, trees, destroying bridges and much of the old city wall. Mehbub Ali Pasha as he was affectionately known, opened his Places as shelters, his kitchens worked round the clock to feed the afflicted and he contributed generously to the relief fund. Secularism and communal harmony became an essential component of Hyderabadi culture. His deep concern for the welfare of his people is reflected in a couplet he wrote, “Asif would not hesitate to lay down his wealth or even his life, if required for the welfare of his people”.