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Founders of Hyderabad oldest daily newspaper The Rahbar-e-Deccan (The Rahnuma-e-Deccan daily), brothers -Nawab Syed Ahmed Muhiddin and Nawab Syed Yusufuddin, father of Syed Lateefuddin and Syed Vicaruddin, grandfather of Syed Ahmed Khan seated with Rahbar staff.

The Rahnuma Daily (therahnuma.com) is the online English daily edition of The Rahnuma-E-Deccan Daily (Urdu print) and is its official e-paper portal. Syed Ahmed Khan, the grandson of Syed Yusufuddin, Founder of the newspaper, was appointed as its Editor In Chief, and Publisher in 2016.

More than 81.1 million Indians identify Urdu as their language, and as per the annual INA (Indian Newspapers Association) report, we rank among the top 5 most widely circulated and read Urdu daily print newspapers throughout India.

Established in 1921 in the former Princely Nizam State of Hyderabad, Deccan, we are India’s oldest Urdu print daily newspaper, and undivided AP’s oldest newspaper.

Our Urdu print edition’s Editor In Chief and Publisher Syed Vicaruddin needs no introduction. He has hosted national leaders including several Indian Prime Ministers and Presidents alike.

Mr. Syed Vicaruddin is the first Indian Urdu journalist in history to have interviewed over 16 Arab Head of States, including three Saudi monarchs, the current monarch while he was the Crown Prince, two Moroccan monarchs, Libya’s Colonel Gaddafi, Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, and Palestinian President Yassar Arafat.

In recognition of his work, Syed Vicaruddin was granted the distinguished rank of Officer of the Royal Order of Alaouite by His Majesty King Mohammed VI of Morocco, is the first Indian civilian to be a recipient of the prestigious  Arab League of States Award on behalf of 22 Arab countries, and is the first Indian in history to be decorated with the Order of the Star of Jerusalem (Wissam Najm al-Quds) by H.E. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. The Order of the Star of Jerusalem is Palestine’s highest honor.

H.E Late Mr. Syed Yusufuddin, Founder of The Rahbar-e-Deccan (The Rahnuma-e-Deccan), father of Syed Lateefuddin and Syed Vicaruddin, grandfather of Syed Ahmed Khan.
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