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(formerly) a Muslim ruling prince or powerful landowner in India
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the title given the vicegerent of a province under the Mogul Empire in India in the 17th century. As the empire began to disintegrate in the first half of the 18th century, the nawabs of many provinces, including Bengal, Arcot, and Oudh, gained de facto independence.

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This is what happened to Kutub Khana-i-Sultani, or Sultani Library, a great treasure of rare books established in 1926 at Dera Nawab Sahib in south Punjab.
Sadiq Mohammad Khan V was the last ruling nawab as the state was annexed with Pakistan on October 3, 1947, and finally merged with the country on October 14, 1955.
Every two rooms have been decorated according to the culture and tradition of a specific place and country, which enable the Nawab's foreign visitors to feel right at home.
This principle of succession was formally established by the last Nawab of Bhopal, Hamidullah Khan, upon his confirmation as ruler of Bhopal in 1926.
Is it only my responsibility to keep the State of Junagadh alive?" asks the rightful ruler of Junagadh, Nawab Muhammad Jahangir Khanji.
According to sources various programmes have been arranged throughout the province to pay tribute to the late Nawab Akbar Bugti.
The Nawabs still remember the great personalized service they used to receive during that era.
It is surprising that no one has attempted to catalogue the portraits of the nawabs, but anyone with even a superficial knowledge of the subject will be struck by the number of copies, copies of copies, alternative versions, and collages produced during the 80-odd years of nawabi rule.
Pervaiz Chandio, who had lodged the FIR at the A-Section police of Mehar town soon after the incident, told the investigators that MPA Nawab Chandio, the chieftain of his tribe in Mehar taluka, had been threatening his father and brothers with such dire consequences for some time because the Raees family's social welfare activities in the area had overshadowed the Nawab family's influence and the Nawab Chandio took it as a challenge to his chieftaincy.
President of Jamhuri Watan Party and Akbar Bugti's son Nawab Talal Akbar Bugti said that his father was killed because he was raising voice for the rights of the province.
Raees Karamullah's family alleged that the group led by Qadu carried out the attack at the behest of MPA Nawab Chandio and Burhan Khan and an FIR against the two brothers along with their four associates was lodged at the A-Section police station but the accused strongly rejected the allegation.
This was stated by Omar Farooq Kasi son of Nawab Arbab Kasi at a Press conference at his residence Arbab House here Sunday.