What is nawab?

  • (noun): A governor in India during the Mogual empire.
    Synonyms: nabob


A Navvab or Nawaab (Urdu: نوّاب‎), is an honorific title ratified and bestowed by the reigning Mughal Emperor to semi-autonomous Muslim rulers of princely states in South Asia. "Nawab" usually refers to males; the female equivalent is "Begum" or "Nawab Begum". The primary duties of a Nawab was to uphold the sovereignty of the Mughal Emperor alongside with the administration of a certain province.

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Lassan Nawab
... Lassan Nawab is a be valley about 32 kilometers from Mansehra ... Lassan Nawab is a village and union council (an administrative subdivison) of Mansehra District in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan ...
Murtaza Ali Khan - Last Years
... From 1966 to 1975, Nawab Murtaza served as President of the Raza Rampur Library Trust ... therefore forfeited his rights as Heir Apparent, Nawab Murtaza was succeeded as titular Nawab of Rampur by his younger brother, Sayyid Zulfikar Ali Khan Bahadur ...
Laldhang - History
... During the times of Najib-ud-Daula, the Nawab of Najibabad, the fort at Laldhang is known to have offered safe refuge during the wars between the Rohillas ... in Awadh, which was thereafter ceded to the British by the Nawab of Awadh, Shuja-ud-Daula in 1801 the natural temple of history-sunil badola rasulpur/l ...
Muhammad Kazim Ali Khan
... Nawab Sayyid Muhammad sharif Ali Khan Bahadur (born 16 October 1960) is an Indian politician who is the present titular Nawab of Rampur ... he succeeded his father as titular Nawab upon the latter's death in 1992 ...
Shuja-ud-Din Muhammad Khan - Reign - Rise of Powerful Advisors
... of Ray-Rayan) Jagat Seth, Fateh Chand became the Banker to the Nawab Their power came from the fact that the Nawab trusted them and mostly left them unsupervised, concentrating on matters of his ... and executed their responsibilities to the satisfaction of the Nawab ...