Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi passed away |Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi Biography

New Delhi, Sept 22 A royal era of Indian cricket came to an end on Thursday when the nation’s first superstar cricketer and youngest captain Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi passed away in New Delhi after battling lung infection for a month.He was 70 and is survived by wife, veteran actress Sharmila Tagore, and three children – daughters Sohaand Saba and son Saif.

Pataudi was admitted at the Sir Gangaram Hospital here earlier this month and was in the intensive care unit (ICU).

Pataudi was born on Jan 5, 1941, played 46 Test matches for India between 1961 and 1975. He captained 40 of 46 Tests out which India won nine.
He was born in 1941 in Bhopal, to former India captain and the eighth Nawab of Pataudi, Iftikhar Ali Khan, who also played for England, and Sajida Sultan, second daughter of the last ruling nawab of Bhopal.
Cricket was always in Pataudi’s blood.

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