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The late legend, Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, who is also known as Tiger Pataudi was born on January 5, 1941, in Bhopal. He was a pioneering figure in India's rich cricketing heritage. As of November 2015, MAK remained the youngest Indian Test captain and second youngest International Test captain worldwide. And every year on his birth anniversary, millions of Indians remember him, and his kids always pay him the special tribute.
Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi had found his sapnon ki rani in Sharmila Tagore, the leading and the most versatile Bollywood actress of her time, and had tied the knot in 1969. Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi and Sharmila Tagore’s love lasted forever, and it also flourished beyond the controversies. MAK and Sharmila Tagore are blessed with three children, Saif Ali Khan (1970), Saba Ali Khan (1976) and Soha Ali Khan (1978).
A few moments back, Soha Ali Khan remembered her late father, Mansoor Ali Khan on his birth anniversary. Taking to her IG handle, she shared a picture of a super cute card made by her daughter, Inaaya Naumi Kemmu placed in front of a photo frame of her father. Inaaya's drawing featured a 'Tiger' and it was too cute to be missed! Inaaya also wrote a birthday note on the card which can be read as "Happy Birthday Sarkar Abba." Sharing the picture on her IG story, atop it, Soha penned:
On the other hand, Saba Ali Khan also took to her IG handle and shared an unseen throwback picture with her daddy dearest, Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, as she remembered him on his birth anniversary. In the black and white picture, we can see baby Saba dressed in a frock and smiling for the camera as her father had held her in his arms. Sharing the beautiful picture on her IG story, Saba added a happy birthday sticker and atop it, wrote:
"To the best person I know. Love you Abba. Today and forever. #mansuralikhan #pataudi #5.1.1941."
To mark the 80th birth anniversary of Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, his eldest daughter, Saba Ali Khan had posted a picture in which she had lit two candles in front of his photo frame at her home. Saba had captioned the picture as “Miss u A LOT. 80th birthday today.” The doting daughter had also posted Mansoor Ali Khan's throwback black-and-white picture from the field and had captioned it as:
“We miss u....in my heart today and ALWAYS #tribute#dad#abba#mansuralikhan #pataudi #legend #testcricket #captain#late#nawab#pataudi #love#respect#gentleman #kindsoul#thebest.”
Sometime back, Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi and Sharmila Tagore’s daughter, actress-turned-author, Soha Ali Khan had shared the rare, rather ‘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 Kapoor Khan 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.”
In 2018, Soha Ali Khan during the launch of her book, The Perils of Being Moderately Famous, had revealed how her abba, Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi liked to speak in codes and why she wanted his story to be told. Soha had said:
"I've always thought Abba's story should be told. Even when he was alive I would often ask him if he was going to write an autobiography. 'The truth can never be told,' he liked to say mysteriously, 'and I will not lie.' I soon gave up trying to figure out what he meant - he liked to speak in code - I suspect in order to deter conversation as much as possible, except for the very persistent. I did not persist then but after he passed away I have learnt so much more about him-from obituaries, personal stories, letters written to my mother from friends, colleagues and admirers. I have wallowed in those words of tribute and praise and felt privileged to be loved so dearly by one loved dearly by so many."
Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi’s contribution to the cricket world will always be remembered!
The Pataudi family is everything about love and royalty in B-town. The late legendary cricketer, Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi had tied the knot with the Bengali beauty and actress, Sharmila Tagore in 1969, and since then, the legacy has been going on. Mansoor and Sharmila are blessed with three children, Saba Ali Khan, SaifRead More