New Delhi: Saif Ali Khan will soon be crowned the tenth Nawab of Pataudi. As per media reports, the ceremony will be held in Pataudi, 40 days from the death of Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi.
Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi was supposed to be the last holder of the title ‘Nawab’ since princely states were abolished by the Indian government in 1971.
Saif was not keen on taking the title.“It is an anachronism. And also, I would like to remember my father as the last Nawab of Pataudi,” he said. The bollywood actor is going through with the ceremony only to keep the sentiments of the villagers.
“The people of the princely state were keen to crown their chhote nawab. For purely sentimental reasons, the people of Pataudi wanted Saif to be the crowned Nawab,” a source told.
“These titles are no longer recognised by the government. And rightly so, if you ask. But the people in our villages are sentimental about these things. The ceremony is more of a family tradition and hugely symbolic for the people of Pataudi,” Saif Ali Khan told the media.