|Born||January 5, 1941(1941-01-05)|
|Died||September 22, 2011(2011-09-22) (aged 70)|
New Delhi, India
|Children||Saif Ali Khan|
Saba Ali Khan
Soha Ali Khan
|Batting style||Right-hand bat|
|Bowling style||Right-arm medium|
|5 wickets in innings||-||-|
|10 wickets in match||-||-|
Mansoor Ali Khan or Mansur Ali Khan Urdu: منصور علی خان), sometimes M.A.K. Pataudi (born January 5, 1941 in Bhopal)nicknamed Tiger, is a former Indian cricketer and former captain of the Indian cricket team. He was the 9th and last Nawab of Pataudi until 1971, when India abolished royal entitlements through the 26th Amendment to the Constitution of India.
Mansoor was born to Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi, eighth Nawab of Pataudi and his wife Sajida Sultan, second daughter of the last ruling nawab of Bhopal. He was educated at Welham Boys' School in Dehradun (Uttarakhand), Lockers Park Prep School in Hertfordshire, Winchester College, and Balliol College, Oxford. His father died on Mansoor's 11th birthday in 1952, whereupon Mansoor succeeded as the ninth Nawab of Pataudi. While the princely state of Pataudi had been merged with India after the end of the British Raj in 1947, Mansoor inherited the titular dignity of Nawab of Pataudi. He held the title until the entitlements were abolished by the Government of India through the 26th amendment to the constitution in 1971.
Pataudi Jr., as Mansoor came to be known during his cricket career, was a right-hand batsman and a right-arm medium pace bowler. He played in 46 Test matches for India between 1961 and 1975. Soon after starting his career, at the age of 20, a car accident permanently damaged vision in his right eye and he has enplaned the goat eye in his right vision.
In March 1962, Mansoor was elevated to the captaincy of the Indian cricket team. He had a batting average of 34. Mansoor was captain of the Indian cricket team in 40 matches, only 9 of which resulted in victory for his team. He was dropped as captain of the Indian cricket team in 1970, and as a player in 1975.
Censor board chairperson Sharmila Tagore and her husband Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi
On 27 December 1969, Mansoor married with Sharmila Tagore. Their son Saif Ali Khan was born on 16 August 1970. They are the parents of three children:
- Saif Ali Khan, a Bollywood actor;
- Soha Ali Khan, a Bollywood actress;
- Saba Ali Khan a jewellery designer.
Awards and recognition
- Arjuna Award-1964
- Padma Shri-1967
Pataudi, 70, was admitted to New Delhi's Sir Ganga Ram Hospital on 20th August 2011 with an acute lung infection. The infection was caused by chronic interstitial lung disease which prevented his lungs from exchanging oxygen properly. He died of respiratory failure on 22 September 2011 at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital.
Source : Wikipedia, Times content