To mark Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi's ninth death anniversary, his daughter, Soha Ali Khan and daughter-in-law, Kareena Kapoor Khan remembered him with special posts on social media.
"We all die. The goal isn't to live forever, the goal is to create something that will." - Chuck Palahniuk. Every person leaves a legacy behind him/her, which helps their loved ones to deal and live with the void and the pain left behind. Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi (MAK), just like his father, Iftikhar Ali Khan, had left behind a legacy that his children, Saif Ali Khan, Saba Ali Khan and Soha Ali Khan are beautifully carrying forward. If there was one cricketer back then, who had impressed everyone with his strokes and moves which not many would have imagined on-field in those days, then it has to be Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi. There wasn’t, isn’t and will never be a cricketer like MAK! (Also Read: Saif Ali Khan's Reaction When A Cricketer Thought Mansoor Ali Khan Was Lying About Visual Impairment)
Born with a silver spoon, Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi was a pioneering figure in India's rich cricketing heritage. As of November 2015, MAK was the youngest Indian Test captain and second youngest International Test captain worldwide. He was not only the Nawab of Pataudi, but the Nawab of cricket too! MAK was born in Bhopal to a renowned cricketer, Iftikhar Ali Khan and the Begum of Bhopal, Sajida Sultan. In August 2011, he was admitted to Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Delhi, with an acute lung infection caused by chronic interstitial lung disease, and on September 22, 2011, he had taken his last breath due to respiratory failure.
It has been nine years since Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi had left for the heavenly abode, and to mark his ninth death anniversary, his daughter, Soha Ali Khan and daughter-in-law, Kareena Kapoor Khan remembered him with special posts on social media. September 22, 2020, marks to be the ninth death anniversary of Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi and, Soha and Kareena posted solo black-and-white pictures of the late cricketer. While Soha captioned her post as “1941-2011 To live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die”, Kareena has put a heart emoticon on her IG story.
When Soha Ali Khan had visited her ancestral home, Pataudi palace in November 2019 with hubby, Kunal Kemmu and their daughter, Inaaya Naumi Kemmu, the actress had paid a visit to her abba, Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi’s grave. Sharing a picture from the same with her daughter, Inaaya, Soha had written, “Wish you were here.” The inscription of the gravestone could be read as “Mohammad Mansoor Ali Khan, The Nawab of Pataudi 1941-2011 Love me when I am dead and do not let me die.” (Also Read: Sharmila Tagore Had Given A Special Condition To Marry Late Cricketer, Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi)
International Tiger Day or Global Tiger Day is celebrated annually on July 29, 2020, to raise awareness for tiger conservation and the aim is to promote a system to protect natural tiger habitats and gain support in conservation issues. To mark International Tiger Day in her own special way, Soha Ali Khan had posted a black-and-white picture of her abba, Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, who was also known as 'Tiger' and had captioned it as "After all it is International Tiger Day!"
Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi and Sharmila Tagore’s son, Saif Ali Khan had married Kareena Kapoor in 2012 and in a throwback interview, Bebo had revealed her last memories with her late father-in-law. In a conversation with the Hindustan Times, when Kareena was asked about her last memory with her late father-in-law, she had retorted, “He was a very refined and kind man, sweet in nature and nice to be around. I looked up to him. Every time I met him was short and sweet. I wish I had had more time with him. That’s the biggest regret I’ll always have.”
Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi and Sharmila Tagore’s daughter, actress-turned-author, Soha Ali Khan had shared the rare, rather the ‘only’ picture of the entire Pataudi family with Kareena Kapoor Khan in the frame in her book, The Perils of Being Moderately Famous. In an interview with the Vogue, when Kareena was asked what is the one thing she would like to gift her son, Taimur Ali Khan that money can’t buy, her answer had won our hearts. She had said, “A chance to meet his grandfather and great grandfather.” (Also Read: Ibrahim Ali Khan's Cricket Shots Will Remind You Of His Late Grandfather, Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi)
For the uninitiated, Mansoor Ali Khan was buried at the Pataudi palace in 2011, reportedly after the next day of his demise.