The 70-year-old Legendary cricketer and Former Indian Captain Nawab Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi died this evening at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in New Delhi.
Cricketer Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi breathed his last here this evening after battling a lung infection.
Said Ali Khan’s father Nawab Ali Khan Pataudi was suffering from lung infection and was having a respiratory problem. Pataudi was in the ICU for few weeks.
He left behind his wife actress Sharmila Tagore and three children, bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan and two daughters actress Soha Ali Khan and daughter Saba Ali Khan who is a jewellery designer.Many took to Twitter to pay tribute to one of India’s finest captains.
“Sad news…Tiger Pataudi passes away,” said Amitabh Bachchan, who starred with the cricketer’s actress-wife Sharmila Tagore in films like ‘Chupke Chupke’ and ‘Viruddh‘.
Sachin Tendulkar paid tribute to Pataudi, saying that world cricket will badly miss a hero like him.
Sunil Gavaskar said that ”This is very sad news indeed. Only a few weeks ago we saw him in England at the presentation of the Pataudi Trophy and he looked his usual self. Therefore to get this news is a shock”.