Hyderguda,Himayatnagar,Baghlingampally,Lingampally,Chikkadapally,Nallakunta and Musheerabad:
Within close proximity to basheerbagh is Hyderaguda, which houses MLAs (Old MLA quarters), Appollo Diagnostic centre, CDR hospital and a horde of schools. The name hyderguda originated after Hyder Ali, the Taluqdar collector who owned the land, formerly owned by waheed Unnisa Begum, wife of Nizam- V.
A little ahead of Hyderguda is Himayatnagar which was baptized after prince of Berar and the eldest son of Nizam-VI-Nawab Himayat Ali Khan. This street is famous for Hyderabad stock Exchange, Telugu Academy, Dr. P.Shiva Reddy’s Eye Hospital (the famous Ophthalmological surgeon, who has Guinness Book of Record and Limca Book of Record to his credit).
Couple of kilometers from Himayatnagar is Bagh Lingampally, known for LIG, MIG ,HIG Quarters and Ambedkar college, Sundariah Park, Sundariah Vignana Kendram and library. The old people in the locality inform that the area used to be full of fruit garden belonging to the Nawab, that is why the prefix ‘Bagh’. The place was a small village called Lingampally which had a tank where queens used to have their bath.
Population exploded, city grew vertically and horizontally. The greenery vanished over a period of time and concrete structures replaced them. The migrants started occupying every inch of available place. The people lived on the bank (kunta) of a big tank or lake. So the place was called as Nallakunta.
Like Lingampally village there was one more village called Chikkadpally. The present Musheerabad, known as Central Jail, was formerly a part of Chikkadpally village, presently nerve centre of shopping and cultural activity (Tyagaraja Gana Sabha, City Central Library are situated in this locality). Musheerabad was a part of the Jagir presented by Nizam- II to Nawab Arastu Jah Mushir-Ul-Mulk, who constructed a palace and a garden in 1785 and named them after himself. Azamabad, the oldest industrial area in the city (whereas the other industrial clusters such as Balanagar, Sanathnagar, Kukatpally are quite recent) is located near to this place.
A locality that came up around the Residency (Kothi) is Chaderghat, one o the principal suburbs of the city. The locality was so-called after an anicut across the river which formed a ‘Chaddar’ or a ‘sheet of water’. Chaderghat Bridge or Oliphant Bridge was built by Col. Oliphant during the reign of Nizam Nasir-ud-Daulah. It was mainly a European/Eurasian colony dominated by European style of architecture, inducing the Christian churches and missionary schools.(Contd…Part-8)