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All of last week, actor Saif Ali Khan was in the news. Whether it was at the Blender’s Pride Fashion Tour in Delhi, shopping with love-interest Kareena Kapoor at a store in Bandra (Mumbai) and even because of confirmations from his sister Soha that Saif and Kareena will tie the knot next year.
And now comes that sad news that his legendary father, The 9th Nawab of Pataudi, (aka Tiger Pataudi) has passed away in Delhi due to complications from a lung infection. He was 70 years old.
Actor Amitabh Bachchan was the first to break the news of Twitter from the galaxy of Bollywood stars.
This was followed up by messages of shock and condolence by a number of other stellar personalities from Bollywood.
Best known as ‘Tiger’ to all those close to him, Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi was the Captain of the Indian Cricket Team in 1962. At the age of Twenty, he was involved in a car accident which damaged vision to his right eye.
In 1969, he married actress Sharmila Tagore, one of the few forward women of her time who had no qualms about donning a bikini if the film-role so demanded. They have three children, Saif Ali Khan, Soha Ali Khan and Saba Ali Khan.
MissMalini and our entire Team send our heart-felt condolences to the Pataudi family and the people of Pataudi who still considered him their Nawab.