Khan Bahadur

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The title "Khan Bahadur" was originally conferred by the Mughal Rulers of India on Muslim subjects in recognition of public services rendered and was adopted by British India for the same purpose and extended to cover other non-Hindu subjects of India.

Hindu subjects of British-occupied India were conferred the title of "Rai Bahadur".

The title was conferred along with a medal and a citation (or sanad) and the recipient was entitled to prefix the title to his name.

The title was conferred on behalf of the Government of British India by the Viceroy and Governor-General of India.[citation needed]