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Pataudi: A Tiger`s Life

Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, aged 70, breathed his last on 22 September 2011, at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in New Delhi fighting chronic interstitial lung disease.

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Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, aged 70, breathed his last on 22 September 2011, at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in New Delhi fighting chronic interstitial lung disease.
Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, aged 70, breathed his last on 22 September 2011, at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in New Delhi fighting chronic interstitial lung disease.

The Royal Couple!

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The Royal Couple!
The Royal Couple!

Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi with wife Sharmila Tagore.

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Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi with wife Sharmila Tagore.
Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi with wife Sharmila Tagore.

Pataudi with bollywood actor son Saif Ali Khan.

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Pataudi with bollywood actor son Saif Ali Khan.
Pataudi with bollywood actor son Saif Ali Khan.

Sharmila Tagore converted to Islam and changed her name to Begum Ayesha Sultana after she got married to Pataudi.

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Sharmila Tagore converted to Islam and changed her name to Begum Ayesha Sultana after she got married to Pataudi.
Sharmila Tagore converted to Islam and changed her name to Begum Ayesha Sultana after she got married to Pataudi.

Sharmila Tagore has led the Indian Film Censor Board from October 2004 till March 2011. In December 2005 she was chosen as an UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.

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Sharmila Tagore has led the Indian Film Censor Board from October 2004 till March 2011. In December 2005 she was chosen as an UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.
Sharmila Tagore has led the Indian Film Censor Board from October 2004 till March 2011. In December 2005 she was chosen as an UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.

"For us the world began and ended with each other," said Sharmila.

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"For us the world began and ended with each other," said Sharmila.
"For us the world began and ended with each other," said Sharmila.

Tiger is survived by actress-wife Sharmila Tagore, son Saif Ali Khan and daughters Soha Ali Khan and Saba Ali Khan.

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Tiger is survived by actress-wife Sharmila Tagore, son Saif Ali Khan and daughters Soha Ali Khan and Saba Ali Khan.
Tiger is survived by actress-wife Sharmila Tagore, son Saif Ali Khan and daughters Soha Ali Khan and Saba Ali Khan.

Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi was named the Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1968.

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Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi was named the Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1968.
Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi was named the Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1968.

Pataudi Jr, as Mansoor came to be known during his cricket career, played in 46 Test matches for India between 1961 and 1975.

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Pataudi Jr, as Mansoor came to be known during his cricket career, played in 46 Test matches for India between 1961 and 1975.
Pataudi Jr, as Mansoor came to be known during his cricket career, played in 46 Test matches for India between 1961 and 1975.

Pataudi was given the leadership in his fourth Test, when he was 21, in Barbados in 1962.

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Pataudi was given the leadership in his fourth Test, when he was 21, in Barbados in 1962.
Pataudi was given the leadership in his fourth Test, when he was 21, in Barbados in 1962.

At the age of 20, a car accident permanently damaged vision in his right eye.

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At the age of 20, a car accident permanently damaged vision in his right eye.
At the age of 20, a car accident permanently damaged vision in his right eye.

Mansur was born to Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi, eighth Nawab of Pataudi and his wife Sajida Sultan, second daughter of the last ruling Nawab of Bhopal.

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Mansur was born to Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi, eighth Nawab of Pataudi and his wife Sajida Sultan, second daughter of the last ruling Nawab of Bhopal.
Mansur was born to Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi, eighth Nawab of Pataudi and his wife Sajida Sultan, second daughter of the last ruling Nawab of Bhopal.