MAAHIR is an organisation of professionals from Hyderabad, Deccan and its surrounding regions (the erstwhile Nizam state) who have settled in the United Kingdom but retain a strong emotional and cultural bond with Hyderabad. The idea was conceived in discussions over a short period of time by the core group members who realised that migrants from Hyderabad were all highly educated and well established in various professional fields and were spread across Great Britain. For such a group to come together on one platform would be really useful as the combined resources would benefit people in Hyderabad and also new migrants looking to settle in the United Kingdom. The candles that we hope to light will illuminate the path for the generations to follow- and represent our attempt at giving back to society what we have gained through a kind providence and through the help that we received from our own benefactors.