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Sharmila Tagore and late, Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi were exemplars of 'opposites attract'. From their profession to their personalities, everything about them was poles apart, yet they had made for a perfect couple. While he was the blue-eyed Nawab of the princely state of Pataudi, she was the finest B-town diva, who had broken some major stereotypes with the choice of her films. Mansoor Ali Khan and Sharmila Tagore are blessed with three children, Saif Ali Khan (1970), Saba Ali Khan (1976) and Soha Ali Khan (1978). (Also Read: Priyanka Chopra Thanks The US For Giving Her Hubby, Nick Jonas And His Family Despite Racism Faced)
Soha Ali Khan like every daughter was close to her father and every now-and-then remembers him. On November 30, 2019, Soha Ali Khan along with her husband, Kunal Kemmu and daughter, Inaaya Naumi Kemmu had headed off to her ancestral home, Pataudi palace. During her vacation, Soha had paid a visit to her father, Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi’s grave and sharing a picture from the same with her daughter, Inaaya, she 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.”
Now, Soha has shared a blast from the past, as she took to her IG stories to share an unseen, black-and-white picture from her parents’ wedding reception. In the picture, on one hand, Sharmila Tagore ji can be seen smiling and greeting someone, Mansoor ji standing in between Sharmila ji and the guest doesn’t seem to be pleased or looks like he is lost in his own thoughts. Sharing the picture, she wrote, “(AT THEIR WEDDING RECEPTION)” with a caption this GIF atop it. Take a look:
In a throwback interview with the DNA, Soha Ali Khan had thrown some light on the parts of her book, The Perils of Being Moderately Famous that focused on her father, Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi. Soha had elaborated, “I shared a good relationship with him and had a huge amount of respect for him. I’m happy that I put it down because after he passed away, these were the things that I was thinking about. We enjoyed each other’s company immensely. We went on holidays together. He would help me with my school debates, speeches (especially since he was a good orator), homework, and my visa application. I always thought he was the coolest person in the world and I was so lucky to be loved by someone who himself was loved by so many people.” (Don't Miss: Chahatt Khanna's Daughter, Zoharr Buys Birthday Gift And Sings Birthday Song For Her Mommy Dearest)
In 2018, Soha Ali Khan during the launch of her book, The Perils of Being Moderately Famous, had stated, "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." (Recommended Read: Kapil Sharma Talks About Daughter, Anayra Sharma And Why She Doesn't Have To Wake Him At 4 A.M.)
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The Pataudi Palace, also known as Ibrahim Kothi, was passed on from the last ruling Nawab, Iftikhar Ali Khan to his son, Mansoor Ali Khan, who was the last recognized titular Nawab. The Pataudi Palace is now held by actor, Saif Ali Khan, son of Mansoor Ali Khan and SharmilaRead More