Pataudi’s last journey ends with burial at ancestral village

Common people as well as many celebrities from the world of cricket, Bollywood and politics pay their last tribute to Pataudi

Former India captain, Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi, who passed away  on Thursday, was buried at the ancestral Pataudi village in Gurgaon district of Haryana on Friday afternoon.Amid presence of his close relatives, son Saif Ali Khan, his companion Kareena Kapoor, daughter Soha Ali Khan and others from various fields, he was first taken to the Pataudi village from his Vasant Vihar house in New Delhi. There he was buried  at around 2:30 pm as the Pataudis opened their gate to the common people. The palace of the Pataudis is in Pataudi village near Manesar. Special Friday prayers were held while at one point the crowd swelled so much that the police had to resort to a baton-charge. His wife Sharmila Tagore was also sighted along with daughter Soha, Kareena Kapoor and other women in white on the balcony of the palace. Cricketers like Kapil Dev and Ajay Jadega were spotted at the burial site. Pataudi died at the age of 70, leaving behind his wife and veteran actress Sharmila Tagore, and three children – daughters Soha and Saba and son Saif. Pataudi was admitted at the Sir Gangaram Hospital earlier this month and was in the intensive care unit (ICU).

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