Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi Dead

Mansoor Ali Khan (also written as Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi), nicknamed Tiger Pataudi, died of respiratory failure on 22 September 2011 at New Delhi’s Sir Ganga Ram Hospital .

Pataudi, 70, was admitted to the Hospital on 29 August 2011 with an acute lung infection. The infection was caused by chronic interstitial lung disease which prevented his lungs from exchanging oxygen properly.

The burial will take place at Pataudi village in Gurgaon district on Friday afternoon.

“The burial will take place at 2.15 pm. I will be representing chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda at the burial,” Gurgaon deputy commissioner PC Meena said.

Pataudi played 46 Tests, scoring 2,793 runs with six Test centuries at an average of 34.91.

He is survived by wife Sharmila Tagore, son Saif Ali Khan and daughters Saba Ali Khan and Soha Ali Khan. Many took to Twitter to pay tribute to one of India’s finest captains.

Board of control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President N Srinivasan condoled the sad demise of former India captain Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi at a hospital here on Thursday.

“I am shocked to hear the news of Tiger Pataudi’s demise. He was an exemplary individual, who guided Indian cricket to unprecedented heights, as batsman, fielder and captain,” new BCCI president N Srinivasan said in a statement.

“He revolutionised fielding standards in the Indian team, and across the country. In an age wherein a draw was considered as good as a win, Tiger Pataudi encouraged his players to go flat out for victory,” he added.
Sachin Tendulkar also expressed his condolences on the death of Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi on Thursday.

“It is a terrible loss to the cricketing world. I had the privilege of meeting him on a few occasions. World cricket will miss a hero like him. I really respected him.”

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