Monday, October 29, 2007

Pasha -- of rank most high

pasha (PA-shuh, PASH-uh, puh-SHAH) noun
A person of high rank or importance.
[From Turkish pasa, from Persian padshah, from pati (master) + shah (king). Pasha was used as a title of high-ranking officials in the Ottoman Empire.]

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"The rise and rise of Ajay Bijli as the pasha of Indian multiplexes is born out of his passion for motion pictures."
-- Moinak Mitra & Shubham Mukherjee; Sundowner with Ajay Bijli; The Economic Times (New Delhi, India); Oct 6, 2007.

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