Nawab of Pataudi
The term Nawab of Pataudi refers to the lineage of rulers of the former princely Pataudi State in Northern India. The princely State of Pataudi was established in 1804 by the British East India Company, when Faiz Talab Khan, an Afghan Pashtun of the Barech tribe, who was made the first Nawab, aided them in their battle against the Maratha Empire, during the Second Anglo-Maratha War. The dynasty traces their origin to the 16th century India, when their ancestors came from present day Afghanistan to India during the reign of the Lodhi dynasty.
The 8th Nawab of Pataudi, Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi, played first-class cricket for both England and India while his son, Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, the last Nawab, captained the Indian cricket team. Actor Saif Ali Khan, son of the last Nawab, is married to actress Kareena Kapoor, and Soha Ali Khan, daughter of the last Nawab is married to actor, Kunal Khemu.
Like other princely states in India, the princely state of Pataudi and the title of Nawab was abolished by the government of India in 1971.
The Pataudi Palace has been repossessed by actor and current Nawab Saif Ali Khan and is undergoing restoration and refurbishment .
|1st||Faiz Talab Khan||1804–1829|
|2nd||Akbar Ali Siddiqui Khan||1829–March 1862|
|3rd||Mohammad Ali Taqi Siddiqui Khan||1862–1867|
|4th||Mohammad Mokhtar Siddiqui Ali Khan||1867–March 1878|
|5th||Mohammad Momtaz Siddiqui Khan||1878–1898|
|6th||Mohammad Mozaffar Siddiqui Khan||1898–1913|
|7th||Mohammad Ebrahim Siddiqui Ali Khan||1913–1917|
|8th||Iftikhar Ali Hussain Siddiqui (a.k.a. Pataudi Senior)||1917–1952|
|9th||Mansoor Ali Hussain Siddiqui (a.k.a. Pataudi Junior)||1952–1971 (Government of India abolished the princely system)|