I had a huge attachment to Pataudi: Shah Rukh Khan

Shah Rukh Khan said Mansur Ali Khan was an iconic figure Getty Images

Gurgaon: Sep 22, 2011

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan says he had “huge attachment” to Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi who died Thursday, and remembers the Indian cricket legend as a “friend’s friend”.

“The news of Pataudi sir is very saddening. He was an iconic figure. I have met him and known him very closely. Since the time I was young, I have had huge attachment to him. He was a gentleman and a friend’s friend,” Shah Rukh told reporters here.

He was speaking on the sidelines of the Global Indian Music Awards (GIMA).

Pataudi died after battling a lung infection for about a month. The former Indian captain, 70, is survived by his wife, actress Sharmila Tagore, and three children, daughters Soha and Saba and son Saif.

“I will definitely go and meet the family,” the 45-year-old star said. “I am close to Saif and Soha.” (IANS)