Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi passes away

Former Indian cricket captain Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, who was hospitalised for acute lung infection, passed away on Thursday evening. Actor Amitabh Bachchan posted a message on Twitter saying, “Sad news .. Tiger Pataudi passes away .. !!!” Earlier in the day, Neeraj Jain, senior consultant and chairman of pulmonolgy (chest medicine) at Sir Gangaram Hospital in central Delhi said, “His condition has deteriorated since Wednesday and he is unable to maintain his oxygen level in spite of maximum treatment. He continues to remain in the ICU (intensive care unit).” Pataudi, 70, was admitted to the hospital in August with acute lung infection. The condition does not allow normal passage of oxygen to both the lungs. The patient breathes out more carbon dioxide during infection. He is survived by actor-wife Sharmila Tagore, son Saif Ali Khan and daughters Saba and Soha Ali Khan.

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