2 historical A chief treasury official, finance minister, or prime minister in some Indian states.
- Shortly after arriving in Hyderabad, he fell in love with the great niece of the diwan of Hyderabad, whom he married in 1800 according to Muslim law.
- It may be recalled that the 4.5 acre land of the estate in the heart of Bangalore is a property dedicated by the family of the late dewan of the kingdom's ruler.
- The Nawab agreed on condition that the dewan paid for the required piece of land by spreading as many Gold coins as would cover the entire spot.
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