Friday, September 23, 2011

Life in pics: MAK Pataudi

Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, one of India's greatest cricket captains ever, passed away at Sir Ganga Ram hospital in Delhi on September 22, 2011. He died due to respiratory failure leading to cardiac arrest. He was 70. In this June 1961 file photo, Nawab Pataudi is seen batting for Oxford against Surrey at the Oval.(Photo by Dennis Oulds/Central Press/Getty Images)
The 70-year-old cricketer, whose flair and acumen inspired a generation of cricketers, was diagnosed with a debilitating lung infection - idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis - at Sir Ganga Ram hospital few months ago. No reason could be cited for the disease, which is irreversible in nature. Here, MAK Pataudi seen in a rare picture. (BCCL)
Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, fondly known as 'Tiger' in the cricket fraternity, was a right-hand batsman and a right-arm medium pace bowler. He played in 46 Test matches for India between 1961 and 1975.  (BCCL)
Nawab Pataudi conquered world cricket's most fearsome bowlers with one good eye. He is no more but the eye will continue to live, because the legendary cricketer had decided to donate it. In this file photo, MAK Pataudi is seen on a balcony overlooking an esplanade and beach. (Photo by Express/Express/Getty Images)
Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi is survived by his wife Sharmila Tagore, his actor son Saif Ali Khan and his two daughters Soha and Saba Ali Khan. He was the ninth and last Nawab of Pataudi until 1971, when India abolished royal entitlements. (BCCL)

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