Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi

Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi (Hindi: मंसूर अली ख़ान पटौदी, Mansur Alī Khān Pataudi, born January 5, 1941 in Bhopal, † 22 September 2011 in New Delhi ) was an Indian cricketer of the 1960s. From 1952 to 1971, when the Indian government abolished the peerage with the 26th constitutional amendment, he was the ninth and last Nawab of Pataudi.


His father, Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi (1910-1952) was the eighth Nawab of Pataudi and stood as the only cricketer to both the English and the Indian national team. Although he as a teenager in an accident lost his right eye was also Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi as a batsman cricket national team and in 1962 at the age of 21 years recently captain. He led the Indian team in 40 of his 46 Test matches for the team. Called "Tiger Pataudi " he scored 2,793 runs and six of Centuries, and only 203 runs in one game in Delhi in 1964 against England. Under him, India won in 1968 in his first overseas New Zealand match.

Mansur Ali Khan was married from 1968 until his death with the actress Sharmila Tagore and had three children: the actors Saif Ali Khan and Soha Ali Khan and Saba Ali Khan a jewelery designer, which he transferred the management of the family property in Bhopal.

In 1964 he was awarded the Arjuna Award in 1967 Padma Shri. Since 2007, at an annual test series between India and England at the Pataudi Trophy - named honoring the contribution of his family for the Indian and English cricket as sports - played.

Mansur Ali Khan died of an infection due to his chronic lung disease.