Bollywood film industry has been shocked by the sudden death of Saif Ali Khan's father Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, who was one of India's finest and youngest cricket captains. Several B-Town stars took to their Twitter pages to share their sorrow over the demise of the cricketer, who was hospitalised on August 29 following his lung infection.
On their Twitter pages, Bollywood celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Javed Akhtar, Filmmaker Nagesh Kukunoor, Shekhar Kapur, Madhur Bhandarkar, Neha Dhupia, Shreya Ghoshal, Riteish Deshmukh and several others recalled their fond memories with Pataudi. They also offered their heartfelt condolences to Pataudi family.
The first B-Town man to mourn the death of Mansoor Ali Khan was none other than Amitabh Bachchan, who first tweeted, “Sad news .. Tiger Pataudi passes away .. !!!" Later, he added, “Fond memories of the past with Tiger Pataudi .. his wedding, playing cricket with him, his tabla playing prowess, social evenings .."
Then came a host of actors, actresses, singers and filmmakers, who expressed their shock over Pataudi's sudden demise. Arbaaz Khan tweeted, “RIP Tiger Pataudi. One of the India's finest captains". Akshay Kumar wrote: Just heard about the sad demise of Tiger Pataudi, a thorough gentleman and leader, extremely sad news. Heartfelt condolences to the family...
Shekhar Kapur: Deepest condolences 2 Sharmila, Saif, Soha n Saba, Tiger Pataudi will b missed, one of d biggest icons of my generation, why so early?
Javed Akhtar: Tiger Pataudi was class,dignity& talent personified. Imagine Indian cricket team's captainship at the age of 21. we won't forget you Tiger.
Riteish Deshmukh: True Cricketing LEGEND passes away.
Siddharth: One of the greatest people I have ever had the good fortune of knowing passed away today. goodbye and RIP, the great 'Tiger' Pataudi.
Boman Irani: MAK Pataudi passes away! RIP
Rahul Bose: Distraught to hear about Tiger Pataudi's demise. He was a great captain, player, gentleman & my coach for a summer. Will never forget him.
Dia Mirza: So saddened... Tiger Pataudi RIP. We will never forget your contribution and charisma. God grant his family strength.
Shreya Ghoshal: Former cricketer Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi passes away. R.I.P.
Neha Dhupia: Very Sad to hear about the demise of tiger Pataudi ... RIP.
Madhur Bhandarkar: Sad to hear that Tiger Pataudi is no more... An era ends...
Vishal Dadlani: Tiger Pataudi. A Legend in the true sense of the word. RIP, Sir.
Satish Kaushik: RIP Tiger Pataudi...India finest captains, great cricketer..cricket fans will always remember him.
Filmmaker Nagesh Kukunoor: Just heard about the news. Other than the obvious that he was a great cricketer, I feel he was a style icon of that time. He had a regal personality. My condolences go to Saif for sure.