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A respectful title for a nobleman and landowner.‘Brigadier Thakur Jabar Singh’
- ‘But the prize comment comes from Mahesh Panpalia: ‘Tomorrow if a thakur offers me water from the same pitcher, I'd be so stunned I wouldn't know what to do.’’
- ‘Om Puri is the tyrannical thakur while Dutt is a low-caste labour in the thakur's farm.’
From Hindi ṭhākur ‘lord’, from Sanskrit ṭhakkura ‘chief, lord’.
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