Saif Ali Khan becomes Nawab of Pataudi

Gurgaon (Haryana), Oct 31 (IBNS) Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan was on Monday officially crowned as Nawab of Pataudi at ancestral palace Pataudi House, near Gurgaon.

Saif inherited his father Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi’s title 40 days after his death.

“Heads of 52 villages wanted to organise a symbolic coronation ceremony, in which, a ‘pagdi’ (turban) would be placed on Saif’s head as a mark of respect,” Saif’s sister Saba Ali Khan told reporters.

The 41-year-old actor became the 10th Nawab of Pataudi village, located about 25 kms from Gurgaon, while Saba was made ‘mutawalli’ (patron) patron of the Auqaf-e-Shahi-the royal body that manages religious and charitable endowments in the erstwhile princely state.

Saif’s mother and actor Sharmila Tagore, sisters Soha Ali Khan and Sabah Ali Khan, and Haryana Haryana Bhupinder Singh Hooda attended the coronation ceremony.

Former India captain Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi died at the age of 70 on Sept 22.

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