Sunday, 19 May 2013

The Enchanting Taj Falaknuma Palace



Taj Falaknuma Palace

Falaknuma meaning, Star of Heaven is one of the most magnificent of its kind in the country. A castle built on a hill by Sir Vicar-ul-Umra, one of the Prime Ministers of the Nizam's dominions. It's located on top of 200 meter high hill, about 5 km from Charminar. It covers an area of 9,39,712 sq.mt. Designed by an Italian architect and built in marble, the Falaknuma was purchased by Seventh Nizam , Mir Osman Ali Khan, who used it as royal guest house. The dignitaries who visited the palace includes King George V.

L. Brooks Entwistle is the head of Goldman Sachs Group Inc.'s Asian operations. At the end of 2012, he will move into the position of an advisory director for the bank. The advisory director position is a salaried position often offered to senior people for a period of time after retirement.

Entwistle is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Pacific Council On International Policy and The Explorers Club. He serves on the board of The Aspen Institute India, The Aspen Institute Board of Trustees and Young Life. Brooks is a 2007 Henry Crown Fellow at The Aspen Institute and a member of the Bombay Chapter of The Young Presidents Organization (YPO).

 Brooks Entwistle Chairman South East Asia with Laura Entwistle Visited Falaknuma Palace 


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