The Nawab of Awadh or the Nawab of Oudh (IPA: /ˈaʊd/) was the title of the rulers who governed the state of Oudh or Awadh in India during the 18th and 19th centuries. The Nawabs of Awadh belonged to a dynasty of Qara-Qoyunlu origin from Nishapur. Saadat Khan (1722–1739) became the first Nawab of Awadh in 1722.[1] He was a Mughal wazir and the founder of the state of Awadh.[2]

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  1. "Sultanpur, Uttar Pradesh". INDIAN COINS. Retrieved 4 February 2016.
  2. Indian History, ed. V.K. Agnihotri (New Delhi: Allied Publishers, 2010), p. xxxiii