Nawab of Pataudi

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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.[1] 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.[2]

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.[3]

The Pataudi Palace has been repossessed by actor and current Nawab Saif Ali Khan and is undergoing restoration and refurbishment .

Lineage
Nawab Reign
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)

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