New Delhi: One of Indian crickets greatest player, Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi passed away early on Thursday evening in New Delhi. Fondly known as Tiger Pataudi, he was a former captain of the Indian Cricket Team. He was 70.
Married to actress Sharmila Tagore, he was also the erstwhile Nawab of Pataudi , Madhya Pradesh. His son Saif Ali Khan and Soha Ali Khan are both actors in the Indian film industry. His youngest daughter Saba Ali Khan is a jewellery designer.
Following the news of his death, Bollywood celebrities expressed their condolences on social networking site Twitter.
Amitabh Bachchan : Sad news .. Tiger Pataudi passes away .. !!!
Madhur Bhandarkar : Sad to hear that Tiger Pataudi is no more... An era ends...
Neha Dhupia: Very Sad to hear about the demise of tiger pataudi ... RIP
Vishal Dadlani : Tiger Pataudi. A Legend in the true sense of the word. RIP, Sir.
Riteish Deshmukh: RIP TIGER PATAUDI - True Cricketing LEGEND passes away
Boman Irani : MAK Pataudi passes away! RIP
Rahul Bose: Distraught to hear about tiger pataudi`s demise. He was a great captain, player, gentleman & my coach for a summer. Will never forget him.
Siddharth: One of the greatest people i have ever had the good fortune of knowing passed away today. goodbye and RIP, the great `Tiger` Pataudi...
Shekhar Kapur: Tiger has left us.1 of d most courageous cricketrs d wrld has known, who took on d fastest bowlers in d wrld after loosing 1 eye.
Dino Morea:RIP TIGER PATAUDI, Condolences to the family.