Ghazi-ud-din Haider, King of Oudh, by Robert Hume, 1819  
During the eighteenth century the Nawabs of Oudh (present day Awadh) became more independent as the Moghul Empire fell apart. Finally in 1818 the Nawab Ghazi-ud-din Haider declared himself the first King of Oudh. 

Ghazi-ud-din Haider, King of Oudh, by Robert Hume, 1819  

During the eighteenth century the Nawabs of Oudh (present day Awadh) became more independent as the Moghul Empire fell apart. Finally in 1818 the Nawab Ghazi-ud-din Haider declared himself the first King of Oudh. 

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