Hyderabad liberation day

  • The Central Government announced to celebrate it on 17 September every year.
  • Hyderabad joined India 13 months after India gained independence.
  • Nizam Mir Osman Ali of Hyderabad did not want to merge his princely state with India.
  • On September 17, 1948, it was liberated from the Nizam's rule under Operation Polo.
    • Operation Polo is the 'code name' of a military operation conducted by the Indian Army to annex the princely state of Hyderabad into India.
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