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.[1]

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.


All rulers bore the title of Nawab.

Order Number Nawab Reign
1st Muhammad Faiz Talab Khan siddiqui 1804–1829
2nd Muhammad Akbar Ali Siddiqui Khan 1829–1862
3rd Muhammad Ali Taqi Siddiqui Khan 1862–1867
4th Muhammad Mokhtar Ali siddiqui Khan 1867–1878
5th Muhammad Momtaz Siddiqui Khan 1878–1898
6th Mohammad Mozaffar Siddiqui Khan 1898–1913
7th Mohammad Ebrahim Siddiqui Khan 1913–1917
8th Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi 1917–1952
9th Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi 1952–1971
10th Saif Ali Khan (Deemed) 2011-present


  1. ^ a b The Hindu, Sunday, 3 Aug 2003 - Royal vignettes: Pataudi: The Afghan connection
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