Khan Bahadur Abdul Karim Babukhan - The Era Begins

Born to Mohammed Babukhan, a Civil Contractor, credited with major constructions in Hyderabad, such as Kachiguda Railway Station and the Nayapul, Abdul Kareem Babukhan began his career with civil works at the age of 25. Taking entrepreneurship one step ahead of his father, he forayed into industrial development, setting up sugar textiles and paper mills and later coal mines at Singareni.

Abdul Karim Babukhan- The doyen of the clan, set up in the 1930s, the Hyderabad Construction Company Ltd., (HCCL), which created architectural marvels (popularly known as ‘Jewels of the Nizam') for the Nizams' State. The stunning Arts College of the Osmania University, the Gandhi Bhavan, The Hyderabad House, the Delhi Palace for the Nizam, Soan Bridge- across the river Godavari, Kadam Dam, substantial part of the Tungabhadra Dam, the first phase of Ramagundam Thermal Power Station to name a few.

His contribution to the growth and development of Hyderabad State earned him the title ‘Khan Bahadur' and conferred on him a status that allowed free mingling with politicians and bureaucrats. Yet he remained humble and displayed a rare integrity of character, which helped him create a goodwill that his successors were to reap in times to come.

Some prominent Industrial ventures promoted and managed by HCCL include: The Sir Silk Limited, The Sirpur Paper Mills Limited, Hyderabad Vanaspati Limited, The Nizam Sugar Factory Limited and many others.

The Babukhans have become synonymous with quality work, just like the monumental marvels they create!


Bashiruddin Babukhan

Basheeruddin Babukhan carried on the legacy of his father. He pioneered the construction of other multistoried commercial and residential complexes, town houses and land development projects. Standing testimony of their commitment to excellence are the Deccan towers, the Mogul court, the Babukhan estate, the Asafjahi Tower and the Babukhan Millennium Centre along with over 20 major projects that dot the city today.

He was born at Hyderabad in 1941 and hails from a well-known family of Industrialists and businessmen of AP.

He graduated from Osmania University ( Nizam College ), and joined the family business.

Besides being a businessman par excellence Basheeruddin Babukhan has had an active cultural, social and political life. Having been associated with a number of social and educational organizations in various capacities, he founded the Hyderabad Education Academy with the vision of steering Indian youth towards economic prosperity.

As a politician, he was elected as an MLA twice, in 1985 & 1994. In 1989 & again between 1994 – 1998 he was a Cabinet Minister. He held portfolios of Higher Education & Major Industries, Tourism & Minorities Welfare respectively during these periods.

His keen interest in social activities, promoting education & women empowerment programs has made him associate with numerous welfare organizations, either as a Founder, Trustee, President or as a Member.

Salman Babukhan

A management graduate from Chicago , Salman Babukhan leads the Babukhan enterprises into the next millennium as it grows from strength to strength.

Secretary to the Hyderabad Education Academy, he is associated with the development of Glendale academy- the premier corporate school in Hyderabad and the Springfields group of schools.

Accredited with the construction of some of the finest buildings in contemporary Hyderabad, the Millennium Centre, the Asifjahi Towers, the Liberty Plaza, and the Glendale academy campus are some of the feathers in his cap.

He, like his father, is actively involved in social service projects. Former chairman and member the Hyderabad Round Table Area 134, he is also member of the Young Indians (YI), of the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) and the 10K Foundation.