; abbreviated R.B.
) is a title of honor
issued in India
to individuals who have performed a deed of great service to the nation.
Literally translated, "Rao" implies "prince", and "Bahadur" means "most honorable". It is the equivalent of an OBE. This title was issued to Hindu subjects.
During the era of British India, the Rao Bahadur was accompanied by a medal.