Aqeel Jung was the third son of Nawab Imad-ul-Mulk Bahadur who belonged to a well-known
family of Sayyeds. The family came to India from Wasit in Mesopotamia in 1217. Aqeel
Jung was born in 1874 at Bilgram (District Hardoi). He received his early education
from his mother and joined Madrasa-i-Aliya.
In 1893 he passed his matriculation
exam with distinction. Then he passed F.A. exam from Nizam College, but was unable
to continue further studies due to bad health. In 1897 he joined Nizam’s Government
service and was appointed as Dy. Collector at Aurangabad and subsequently served
in various districts of the Nizam’s Dominion in the Revenue Department. In 1905
he was appointed as Inspector of Paigah of Sir Viqar-ul-Umara. In 1915 he was promoted
as Secretary, Sarf-e-Khas.Then he was promoted as Dy.Minister Paigah. In 1919
he was made the Subedar of Guishanabad, Medak District.
After a few months he was
transferred as Subedar of Gulbarga. Again promoted to the rank of Minister in-charge
of Commerce & Industry and also the Paigahs.
When Sir Akhar Hydri went to London
on the occasion of the coronation, Aqeel Jung acted as the Prime Minister of Hyderabad.
Nawab Saheb was an outstanding administrator and a highly respected man. His two
brothers were Nawab Abid Nawaz Jung and Nawab Mehdi Yar Jung.