Friday, September 23, 2011

MAK Pataudi's funeral

Actors Soha Ali Khan (L)and Saif Ali Khan attend the funeral of their father Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi in Gurgaon on September 23, 2011. Pataudi, a former India cricket captain who led the country to its first series victory abroad, died Thursday at a local hospital where he was being treated for a lung disease. He was 70. (AP/Mustafa Quraishi)
Kareena Kapoor attends the funeral of Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi in Gurgaon on September 23, 2011. 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. (AP/Mustafa Quraishi)
Nawab Pataudi's wife Sharmila Tagore (center left), and son Saif Ali Khan (center right) attend his funeral in Gurgaon on September 23, 2011. Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi was fondly known as 'Tiger' in the cricket fraternity. (AP/Mustafa Quraishi)
The body of Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi being carried by his son Saif Ali Khan in Gurgaon. MAK Pataudi was the ninth and last Nawab of Pataudi until 1971, when India abolished royal entitlements. (AP/Mustafa Quraishi)
Saif Ali Khan along with Kareena Kapoor at the funeral of his father Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi in Gurgaon. Mansoor Ali Khan 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.  (PTI/Kamal Singh)
Saif Ali Khan carries the body of his father Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi during his funeral in Gurgaon. (PTI/Kamal Singh)
Soha Ali Khan and Saif Ali Khan attend their father's funeral in Gurgaon. (PTI/Kamal Singh)

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