The former Indian cricket captain, who was the titular Nawab of Pataudi from 1952 until 1971, died in 2011 of a lung ailment in Delhi. The actress Kareena Kapoor Khan wife of Saif Ali Khan says he was a great sporting icon and legend.
I had spent three years with him in Pataudi and he was a man of few words. He was a very quiet person,” Kareena Kapoor said And added “He was very warm and would not express his affection towards me. But I remember, once we all were in Pataudi (town) and he put his hand on my shoulder. It was a gesture of warmth and strength. It is something which will always remain with me,” she said.
The 33-year old actress said her father-in-law was proud of the work of his children and her as well.
Nawab Mohammad Mansoor Ali Khan Siddiqui, Mansur Ali Khan, or M. A. K. Pataudi 5 January 1941 – 22 September 2011. Tiger Pataudi was his nickname, was an Indian cricketer and former captain of the Indian cricket team. He was the titular Nawab of Pataudi from 1952 until 1971 when by the 26th Amendment to the Constitution of India the privy purses of the princes were abolished and official recognition of their titles came to an end.
On 27 December 1969, Mansoor married an Indian film actress Sharmila Tagore. They had three children elder one is Saif Ali Khan who become a Bollywood actor, Saba Ali Khan, a jewelry designer, and Soha Ali Khan a Bollywood actress and TV personality.
Tiger was admitted to New Delhi’s Sir Ganga Ram Hospital on 25 August 2011 with an acute lung infection caused by chronic interstitial lung disease which prevented his lungs from exchanging oxygen properly. He died of respiratory failure on 22 September 2011 after being in the hospital for a month in New Delhi His body was buried at Pataudi near Delhi.