Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Saif Ali Khan turns Nawab of Pataudi

Saif Ali Khan was Monday smeared the 10th Nawab of Pataudi at a ceremonial at the family's Ibrahim Palace in Pataudi, Haryana. His father, Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi, passed away on September 22 in New Delhi's Sir Ganga Ram Hospital after ineffectively battling stern lung infection.

Mansur Ali Khan, who captained the Indian cricket team at the age of 21, was the last Nawab of Pataudi state. He held the title till 1971 when the central government abolished the sizeable system. The family still has its palace in Pataudi city, 26 km from Gurgaon, much of which has been leased out to a leading custom resort series that runs a hotel there. A portion of the palace has been retained by the family.

Heads of different villages of the area tied a white pagdi around the head of the 41 year old leading light. Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda was also present at the ceremony, to one side from Sharmila Tagore and Saif's two sisters Soha and Saba.


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