Celebrities mourn the death of Pataudi

Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi died on Thursday after fighting a chronic lung infection

By CricketCountry Staff

Mumbai: Sep 22, 2011

Celebrities around the country were saddened by the death of Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, who passed away in a New Delhi hospital on Thursday evening. They took to mircoblogging site Twitter to offer their condolences.

Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan said, “Sad news .. Tiger Pataudi passes away .. !!!”

Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly tweeted, “Sad news – Deep Condolences to the family of Nawabs Saif-Ali-Khan .. Nawab Pataudi Passses Away, an Era Comes to End!”

Cricket expert and writer Ayaz Memon expressed, “Mansur Ali Khan `Tiger’ Pataudi is no more. Great cricket/captain, terrific personality.Big loss not just to cricket, but the nation. RIP”

“You were always a tiger !! India has lost one of the best captains ever ! Rest in peace ! Respect,” said Yuvraj Singh.

Rajasthan and India cricketer Aakash Chopra said, ” Tiger Pataudi is no more 🙁 Did a show with him not to long ago–he was full of life and vigor. RIP, sir. Had planned to request him to release my next book. Can’t believe that he’s not with us anymore. SAD.”

“I am sorry to hear about the unfortunate demise of Tiger Pataudi. My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family,” said politician Sushma Swaraj.

Saddened to hear the demise of Tiger Pataudi. A big loss to the cricketing world. May his soul rest in peace. Had the fortune to work with him closely in IPL. Sharp mind, thinking ahead always. Had only the best interests for Indian cricket at heart,” tweeted Sundar Raman, the CEO of Indian Premier League.

The ICC wrote on Twitter: “ICC President Sharad Pawar and ICC CEO Haroon Lorgat condoled the sad demise of former India captain Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi.”

Rajdeep Sardesai expressed, “Tiger is no more.. will never forget you sir.”

South actor Siddharth said, “One of the greatest people i have ever had the good fortune of knowing passed away today. goodbye and RIP, the great ‘Tiger’ Pataudi “

“Very sad to hear about the Nawabs passing. Had met him a few times and was always in awe. A truly blue-blooded gentleman. RIP,” said Mandira Bedi.