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(formerly) a Muslim ruling prince or powerful landowner in India



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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He argued that many elite of the area had joined the social welfare body called Tamandar Council which did not go well with the Nawab family.
Not only the armed group was sent to carry out the attack on our house, but Nawab Sardar Chandio's younger brother Burhan Khan himself commanded the attack,' Pervaiz Chandio asserted.
The Nawab of Junagadh built a seawall and a lighthouse in 1876 on the west side of the harbor, a 56 feet high white masonry tower that cast a white beam visible from the sea for thirteen miles.
During the reign of Nawab Mahabat Khan II who ruled from 1851-1882, Junagadh was particularly developed and improved with a series of new constructions of palaces, parks and buildings.
It is responsibility of state and government to provide security to their citizens and mobilize all resources for the release of Nawab Arbab Kasi.
According to sources various programmes have been arranged throughout the province to pay tribute to the late Nawab Akbar Bugti.
Nawab Akbar Khan was born in Barkhan the rural home of the Khetran a Baloch tribe to which his mother belonged and now a district of Balochistan, on July 12, 1927.
The Nawabs still remember the great personalized service they used to receive during that era.
Under British rule in India, the Nawabs ruled various princely states of Awadh, Bhopal, Junagadh, Pataudi among others.
6) By the middle of the 19th century there were four great palace complexes in Lucknow, and a substantial number of kothis (large houses) belonging to the nawabs and their numerous relatives.
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.
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.