Letters leave a rich legacy of rulers
Hyderabad: Muhammad Adil Shah (1626-1656 AD), the ruler of Bijapur in Karnataka, used to mark his firmans with his right hand impression, besides his official seal.
A firman dated 1643 AD addressed to one Shah Asadullah Hussaini states that he is settling the dispute in his favour as the rightful heir to Hazrat Khwaja Banda Nawaz. These are but two of the firmans, letters and historical documents that are preserved by the Telangana State Archives and Research Institute, Hyderabad.
The documents with the archives date back to the Bahmani, Adil Shah, Qutb Shah and Asaf Jah kingdoms.