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People pay last respects to Pataudi

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Sep 23, 2011 at 05:07pm IST

New Delhi: Friends, fans and family members of late Indian cricket captain Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi paid homage to the legend at his residence in the national capital on Friday. Tiger Pataudi's burial took place near his ancestral haveli in Patuadi village, on the outskirts of Haryana.

His actor son Saif Ali Khan, along with sister Soha and Saba and mother Sharmila were present at Pataudi for the last rites.

Saif led the procession to the burial ground and before the procession, a short prayer service was held.

Earlier, Chief Minister Shiela Dixit and other politicians Arun Jaitley, Digvijay Singh were present at Pataudi's residence and so was newly appointed IPL chairman Rajiv Shukla.

The mood was sombre, there were people from all walks all life which included Congress and BJP leaders and everyone was united in grief.

The ambulance carrying Pataudi's body was followed by two different cars, one carrying Sharmila and Soha and the other had Saif and Kareena.

Pataudi who was admitted to hospital on 3rd September passed away on Thursday after battling a severe lung infection.

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