Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi (5 January 1941– 22 September 2011)

5 Jan 1941
22 Sep 2011
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Mansoor Ali Khan was born on 5 January, 1941, at Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh. He was born to Iftikhar Ali Khan and Sajida Sultan. He was educated at AMU Minto Circle School in Aligarh, later at Welham Boy’s School in Dehradun, Lockers Park School in Hertfordshire and Winchester College. He once met with an accident when a slice of glass penetrated into his eyes thereby permanently damaging one of his eyes. Mansoor Ali Khan was married to actor Sharmila Tagore. He was the father to actor Saif Ali Khan, Soha Ali Khan and designer Saba Ali Khan. He died on September 22, 2011, at the age of 70 years following lung infection in New Delhi.

Also known as Tiger Pataudi or MAK Pataudi, Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi was an Indian cricketer. He was the former captain of the Indian cricket team. He was the ninth Nawab of Pataudi.

Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi was India’s greatest captain ever. At the age of 21 years he became a record holder of the youngest Test captain which was later surpassed. As of 2011 he remained the youngest Indian test captain.

In 1961 Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi made his Test debut against England. In 1962 he became the captain of the Indian Cricket team. He played in 46 Test matches for India between 1961 and 75. In 1968 India won the first ever Test match oversees against New Zealand. He was the manager of the India Team in 1974. He was a member of the council of the Indian Premier League.

Mansoor Ali Khan was the ninth Nawab of Pataudi until the Indian government abolished royal titles. His father Iftikhar Ali was the eighth Nawab of Pataudi. After the death of his father in 1952 he succeeded to the throne as the ninth Nawab of Pataudi.


  1. Jitendra Suthar said on January 5, 2015
    Great player.India’s greatest cricket captain. rip
  2. Hiten chatterjee said on January 5, 2015
  3. Amit Prasad said on January 5, 2015
    what a personality .truly amazing.
  4. Sheetal Sharma said on January 5, 2015
    Charismatic and leader.RIP

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