Many artefacts at Koti went missing after Police Action, reveal letters
The Times of India Hyderabad|January 26, 2022
It was a free-for all after the Police Action in 1948 with a few ministers, military officials and their spouses, senior government officers and departments either purchasing or taking away many heritage and historical objects including imperial furniture, rare paintings, arts, artefacts, cutlery and even a billiards table from the British Residency at Koti.
Syed Akbar

Hyderabad: Documents available at National Archives of India (NAI) related to correspondence between officials of Hyderabad and the Centre in 1950 show that hundreds of items of heritage value were taken away or purchased by civil and military individuals and government departments after the fall of Hyderabad in September 1948.

The correspondence took place around the first Republic Day (January 26, 1950) on which ousted Nizam took oath as the Raj Pramukh (governor) of Hyderabad state.

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