Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi passes away

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New Delhi: Seventy year old former Indian cricket captain Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi died last evening in a Delhi hospital. He was suffering from lung infection and was in the ICU of Sir Gangaram Hospital for the last few days. Also known as Tiger Pataudi, he played 46 Tests for India, 40 as captain. He is survived by wife Sharmila Tagore and three children.

The condition of Pataudi deteriorated on Thursday, doctors attending to him said. He was unable to maintain his oxygen level in spite of maximum treatment.

Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, 70, was admitted to the hospital in August with acute lung infection. The condition does not allow normal passage of oxygen to both the lungs. The patient breathes out more carbon dioxide during infection.