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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]
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(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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"Fulfilling the requirements of the internationally-recognised ISO 14001:2015 standard is an important feat for us," said Satorp's president and CEO Fawwaz Nawwab after receiving the ISO certificate from Samir Ahmed, the general manager at Intertek Saudi Arabia Business Assurance Division during an official handover ceremony.
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Speaking during a recent visit to SATORP's construction site by Jubail RC officials, Fawaz Nawwab, president and CEO of SATORP, told Saudi Gazette : "The commissioning is half-way through and crude oil is expected to enter the refinery in the coming weeks - first to test the unit and then to properly start operations to put the refinery on stream.
Saudi poet Nimah Ismail Nawwab's latest book, "Canvas of the Soul: Mystic Poems from the Heartland of Arabia," is getting good reviews as the poet continues her book tours, lectures, readings, book signings and workshops in several countries.
WRITER and activist Nimah Ismail Nawwab will be talking about the Arab Spring, women's issues and her new book, Canvas of the Soul: Mystic Poems from the Heartland of Arabia, on Friday at 7pm at the Drum Arts Centre, Aston.
Arab poems have something that American poets can learn from." For his part, Bahraini poet Hameed al Qaed said, "This anthology is going to play a big role in this region." Saudi Arabian poet Nimah Nawwab said, "The uniqueness of this anthology is that it has many poets, translators, editors and covers diverse topics which are remarkable.
Then, with the help of his talented mistress, Ayesha (Lara Dutta), he rounds out his gang with another would-be assassin, Jabbar (Nawwab Shah); high-ranking inside man Diwan (Aly Kahn); and computer hacker Sameer (Kunal Kapoor), an old associate now married and expecting a kid.
SaToRP's CEO Fawwaz Nawwab recently said: "Overall engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) work at the refinery is 68% complete".
"Overall engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) work at the refinery is 68 per cent complete," Fawwaz Nawwab, CEO of Satorp, told reporters in the Saudi capital Riyadh.