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India heir ordered to pay ex-wife
Manolya Onur
Manolya Onur did not get all she wanted in the divorce settlement
The grandson of the last ruler of the princely state of Hyderabad has been ordered to pay his ex-wife $1 m (548,000) in a divorce settlement.

The Nizam of Hyderabad, Mukarram Jah Bahadur, must pay the money to the former Miss Turkey, Manolya Onur, after a 10-year court battle.

He has also been ordered to pay interest at 6% on $300,000 (164,000) he borrowed from her in 1995.

The court rejected Ms Onur's demand for a $4.5m compensation package.

Her demand that she should be given the Nizam's residence - the Chiran Palace - was also rejected.

The BBC's Omer Farooq in Hyderabad says such a large divorce settlement is almost unheard of in India.

The Nizam, who has been married a total of five times and is now in his early seventies, met and married Ms Onur when he was on holiday in Turkey.

Their marriage ended in divorce in 1994.

Both parties are currently outside India and not available for comment, but sources in the Chiran Palace said the Nizam would appeal against the ruling.


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