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The Pataudi family is an Indian dynasty of nawabs of the former princely state of Pataudi, from which they take their name.[1] The first nawab was Faiz Talab Khan who was granted the state in 1804 by the British for aiding them in the Second Anglo-Maratha War.[1] His descendants subsequently ruled the state until 1948, when it was merged with East Punjab and acceded to Dominion of India.[2] The Pataudis retained their titles and were granted privy purses until both were abolished by the Indian government in 1971.[3] The last ruling nawab was Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi and the last recognised titular nawab was his son Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi. The current head of the family is Saif Ali Khan.[4]

Princely dynasty
CountryBritish India
Current regionPataudi, Gurgaon district, Haryana
Founded1804 (1804)
FounderFaiz Talab Khan
Current headSaif Ali Khan
Final rulerIftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi
TitlesNawab of Pataudi
Connected families
Estate(s)Pataudi Palace
Dissolution1971 (1971)
Deposition1948 (1948)

Both Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi and Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi were cricket players and played for, and also captained, the Indian national cricket team; the former had also played for the England cricket team in 1930s.[5][6] The present members of the family consist mostly of actors who work predominantly in the Hindi film industry.[7][8]

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  2. ^ Sabharwal, Gopa (29 August 2017). "1948". India Since 1947: The Independent Years. London: Penguin UK. ISBN 9789352140893.
  3. ^ Ramusack, Barbara N. (2004). The Indian princes and their states. Cambridge University Press. p. 278. ISBN 978-0-521-26727-4. Retrieved 6 November 2011.
  4. ^ "Saif Ali Khan reveals why he refuses films with wife Kareena Kapoor". Hindustan Times. HT Media. 21 October 2011. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Iftikhar Ali Khan". Making Britain. Open University. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  6. ^ "Royalty on the cricket field". ICC Cricket. International Cricket Council FZ LLC. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  7. ^ "Bollywood couple Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan have baby". Business Insider. Insider Inc. Associated Press. 20 December 2016. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  8. ^ "Sara Ali Khan says Kedarnath made grandmother Sharmila Tagore message mom Amrita Singh". Hindustan Times. HT Media. 18 December 2018. Retrieved 5 January 2019.