Former Indian cricket captain Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, who was suffering from lung infection, passed away at the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital here on Thursday evening.
Seventy-year-old Pataudi was admitted to the hospital on August 29 following severe lung infection.
Pataudi, who was nicknamed Tiger, was the ninth and last Nawab of Pataudi until 1971, when India abolished royal entitlements through the 26th Amendment to the Constitution of India.
Pataudi, regarded as one of the finest Indian captains, played 46 Tests for the country, scoring 2,793 runs for an average of 34.91 with an unbeaten 203 being his highest score.
In all, he smashed six centuries and 16 fifties in his career.
Pataudi is survived by his wife celebrated actress Sharmila Tagore, son Saif Ali Khan and daughters Soha Ali Khan and Saba Ali Khan.