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Friends, family bid final farewell to Pataudi

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Sep 23, 2011 at 04:55pm 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 on Friday, Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit and other politicians including BJP leader Arun Jaitley, Congress leader Digvijaya Singh were present and so was newly appointed IPL chairman Rajiv Shukla.

Pataudi was laid to rest at 4 pm on Friday as thousands steadily poured into Pataudi Palace since morning for a last glimpse of the charismatic cricketer.

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

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