<div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="Hospitalised Sharmila Tagore misses Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi Memorial Lecture" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20130220205119.jpg" title="Hospitalised Sharmila Tagore misses Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi Memorial Lecture" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> Sharmila Tagore, wife of the late Tiger Pataudi, was suffering from a bout of severe food poisoning © Getty Images</p> </div> <strong>By Kushan Sarkar<br /> <br /> New Delhi: Feb 20, 2013</strong><br /> <br /> The inaugural <a href="/tags/Mansoor-Ali-Khan-Pataudi-Memorial-Lecture/post" target="_blank">Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi Memorial Lecture</a> was unfortunately missed by the late cricketer's immediate family members with wife <a href="/tags/Sharmila-Tagore/post" target="_blank">Sharmila Tagore</a> being hospitalised because of bout of food poisoning.<br /> <br /> "I am really very sad that I couldn't make it to Chennai for the inaugural lecture. I am suffering from [a] severe bout of food poisoning and it became impossible for me to attend the event. I fell so ill that I have been admitted to a local nursing home," the veteran actor told PTI from Aashlok nursing home where she has been admitted.<br /> <br /> Sharmila didn't know that <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/cricket-articles/Sunil-Gavaskar-hypes-Test-cricket-in-Mansoor-Ali-Khan-Pataudi-Memorial-Lecture/23309" target="_blank">Sunil Gavaskar's inaugural lecture</a> was being streamed live.<br /> <br /> "Is it so? I didn't have a clue. I knew that it would be aired tomorrow.<br /> <br /> "Saif is shooting for Bullet Raja while Soha is promoting her film Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster [Returns]. Saba was also busy on the day with her event. So, I was the only one who was free to attend the event today, but I unfortunately fell ill," she said.<br /> <br /> It must be recalled in this regard that Sharmila had written specifically to BCCI president N Srinivasan after the parent body delayed in their announcement of instituting the lecture.<br /> <br /> She also wrote on the India versus England home series being <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/cricket-articles/Sharmila-Tagore-requests-BCCI-to-name-India-England-Test-series-after-MAK-Pataudi/19414" target="_blank">named after the former India captain</a> but the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/cricket-articles/India-England-Test-series-2012-BCCI-refuses-to-change-trophy-name/19416" target="_blank">BCCI explained</a> that the home series trophy has always been known as Anthony De Mello Trophy while the MCC has started the Pataudi Trophy.