I found this information written in a board in the palace with the title: Mukarram Jah Bahadur, Asaf Jah VIII:
Born: 6th October 1933 at Nice, France (15th Jamadi us Saani 1352 Hijri)
Accession to the throne: 6th April 1967 at Hyderabad (25th Zilhajja 1386 Hijri)
Mukarram Jah Bahadur is the last crowned Asaf Jahi. He was born in the times of change, reflected in his own words, “Democracy has absolved me from the cares and responsibilities of rulership borne by my ancestors; but I still share with them the urge to render service where most needed and where can it be most effective”.
Chosen by his grandfather Mir Osman Ali Khan as his successor, he received the best possible education. He studied at the Princes school in the Asafia Kothi in Bolarum and completed his schooling from Dehradun’s Doon School. He was sent to England with his brother in 1948 and studied first Harrow and then Cambridge where he took a Bachelors degree with English literature and a Tripos in history. He joined the sandhurst military academy and on the completion of his training enrolled in Royal Territorial Engineering Corps and further studied mechanical engineering.
On his return to India his focus to be on education. Although he wished to join the Indian Army, his repeated requests were turned down as it was believed that his life was too important to risk in the Indo-China war.
In December 1971 when he founded the Mukarram Jah trust for education and learning he said, “to lend concreteness to this proposed institute I hereby agree to hand over my entire property known as Purani Haveli and also a part of the Chowmahalla, to form the corpus of a trust”.
The Mukarram Jah school for boys and girls is the first school in the old city following the ICSE course and has a strength of 2605 students. The trust also manages the Mukarram Jah Junior college and will shortly provide job oriented voactional courses.
To provide affordable medical services, the Princess Esra hospital was established with a grant of Rs. 17 lakhs and an annual subsidy of Rs. 2 lakhs. He also donated 2 acres of land at Purani Haveli for the Princess Durru Shehvar hospital.
Paintings in the palace:
Himroo: A hand woven fabric from the Deccan region. Himroo is a traditional fabric woven out of dyed cotton warp with silk, rayon or cotton weft yarns for making motifs, the technique was introduced to India by Mughals.