'Nawab of Cricket' MAK Pataudi Passes Away

by VR Sreeraman on  September 23, 2011 at 8:52 AM Celebrity Health News   - G J E 4
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.
 'Nawab of Cricket' MAK Pataudi Passes Away
'Nawab of Cricket' MAK Pataudi Passes Away

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.

Source: ANI

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my deepest condelence to the family of Nawab pataudi lost a great player, i met pataudi in shakarnagar , boghan while schooling there and even shook hands in 70's very handsome men Mighty LORD bless him and the families Sivaram Menon
siva54 Monday, September 26, 2011
As Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi made his final journey from his home in Pataudi, close friends and acquaintances poured in to pay their last respects to the legendary cricketer and offer their condolences to the family – wife Sharmila, daughters Saba and Soha, and son Saif, accompanied by girlfriend Kareena Kapoor.
rameshvaidya76 Wednesday, September 28, 2011

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