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General El Edroos

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General El Edroos Major-General Syed Ahmed El Edroos (Arabic: سيد احمد العيدروس‎) was the commander-in-chief of the Hyderabad State army at the time of the annexation of Hyderabad State by India in 1948. He was a close confidante and trusted aide of Nizam of Hyderabad. His brothers were also senior officers and distinguished members of the Nizam's army. He advised the Nizam of Hyderabad, Osman Ali Khan, not to fight and surrendered to the Indian Army forces outside of Hyderabad city. He was of Arab Hadhrami descent. His autobiography "Hyderabad of the Seven Loaves" was published in April 1994 and became a popular addition to the collections of books that tell the story of the history of Hyderabad. It presented a historical account of the Asaf Jahi dynasty with an autobiographical sketch of the author, covering the events of Hyderabad's merger with the Indian Union. It narrates several interesting anecdotes and facts about the city during the Nizami reign. The book also contains some rare pictures of the royal and aristocratic events that took place at the time.  ( Wikipedia article )

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