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(Historical Terms) (formerly) a Muslim ruling prince or powerful landowner in India. Also called: nabob
[C18: from Hindi nawwāb, from Arabic nuwwāb, plural of na'ib viceroy, governor]


(nəˈwɒb, -ˈwɔb)

a provincial governor in Mogul India.
[1750–60; < Urdu nawwāb < Arabic nuwwāb, pl. of nā'ib deputy, viceroy]
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Noun1.nawab - a governor in India during the Mogul empirenawab - a governor in India during the Mogul empire
Bharat, India, Republic of India - a republic in the Asian subcontinent in southern Asia; second most populous country in the world; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1947
governor - the head of a state government
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Tribute to Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti A great leader of Balochistan Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti was Martyred on August 26, 2006.
QUETTA -- Anti Terrorism Court (ATC) has rejected former president Pervez Musharraf bail application in murder case of Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti.
In Lucknow, the history enthusiasts and others have been offered an opportunity to get an insight of the banking system prevailing during the Nawab era by Allahabad Bank by making public its ledgers between 1865-1900 and 1900-1950.
QUETTA -- Member Provincial Assembly, Nawab Ayaz Khan Jogezai has stressed that collective efforts are needed to bring about revolution in education sector in the province.
KHAIRPUR -- Three police officers involved in the escape of MNA Nawab Khan Wasan have been arrested.
Talking to media men, Sohail Ahmad Rajput, who was pursuing the case on behalf of Nawabzada Jamil Akbar Bugti said former dictator Pervez Musharraf conducted illegal and unconstitutional operation in Balochistan and Nawab Akbar Bugti along with his several loyalists were killed therein.
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Quetta -- Nawab Ghaus Bakhsh Barozai on Saturday was sworn in as caretaker chief minister of Balochistan.
Then, Nawab Muhammad Khan Barozai was elected as third Chief Minister of the province.
QUETTA -- Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Aslam Raisani called the session of the provincial cabinet on Sunday.
He said that he had close political and personal relations with Shaheed Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti and despite some ups and downs in political journey, they always held him in high esteem and NP strongly protested against operation on Bugti area and assassination of Nawab Bugti.
Provincial labour minister Nawab submitted his resignation to Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah, reported a private TV channel.