By Pratishtha Ghosh Last Updated:
When the bong beauty of Indian cinema, Sharmila Tagore had tied the knot with Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, who was a pioneering figure in India's rich cricketing heritage, the actress had also accepted her fate of being the Begum of the Nawab of Pataudi. The duo was blessed with three kids, Saba Ali Khan, Saif Ali Khan and Soha Ali Khan, whom they have raised with a lot of love.
However, when Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi had left for his heavenly abode in 2011, it was saddening not just for his fans but also for his family. On September 22, 2021, it's been ten years since the demise of the cricketer and his family is remembering him on his tenth death anniversary. Though his body has left the earth, he is always there with them. And his daughter, Soha's post, proves the same.
A few moments back, Soha Ali Khan took to her Instagram handle and dropped a series of photos on her Instagram handle from the grave of her late father, Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi. The pictures featured her mother, Sharmila Tagore and her daughter, Inaaya Naumi Kemmu. Along with the pictures, the actress penned a heartwrenching note for her father to remember him on his tenth death anniversary. She wrote, ''You are never dead to us until we forget you #inmemory #tenyears.''
Soha Ali Khan also took to her IG stories to take a walk down the memory lane as she shared a few unseen pictures of her father, Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi. The story chronicled pictures from his childhood to his old age. Another story featured her along with her daughter, Inaaya Naumi Kemmu, sitting in front of her father's photo frame. Atop the picture, she wrote, ''ABBA 05.01.1941 - 22.09.2011.''
On the other hand, Mansoor Ali Khan's elder daughter, Saba Ali Khan also took to her Instagram handle and shared a video from her father's 'Quran Khani', in which prayers were offered for him. Alongside the video, Saba wrote, ''Nawab MANSUR ALI KHAN PATAUDI 05.01.1941- 22.09.2011 Quran khani. Raisen.'' In another video, she added a few pictures of her late father and wrote, ''Abba ..... I miss you every day and know you watch over me. It doesn't feel like a decade since you left us... only just yesterday. You'll stay in our hearts forever. Love you always.''
In a Mother's Day 2021 special interview with the Bombay Times, Soha Ali Khan had recalled how her abba, Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi had stayed at home while her mother, Sharmila Tagore had gone out for work. She had said, "Around the time I was born, my dad had become a stay-at-home father, moving his engagements at home. It’s not like we always saw our father going to work and mom at home. We actually saw the reverse — dad was with us and mom would be away for her work.''
Here's hoping that Mansoor Ali Khan has found peace in the other part of the world!