Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi

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Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi

Born: 5 January 1941

Died: 22 September 2011

Popularly known as Tiger Pataudi, he was the youngest captain of the Indian cricket team.

He was the titular Nawab of Pataudifrom 1952 until 1971, when by the 26th Amendment to the Constitution of India the privy purses of the princes were abolished and official recognition of their titles came to an end.

Made captain at the age of 21, he has been described as one of “India’s greatest cricket captains”.

He was also called the “best fielder in the world” during his time by commentator John Arlott and former England captain and contemporary Ted Dexter.

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