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Updated: September 24, 2011 08:08 IST

Manmohan condoles Pataudi’s death

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Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi during a net practice in his younger days.
THE HINDU PHOTO ARCHIVES Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi during a net practice in his younger days.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday condoled the death of former captain Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi calling him an iconic figure who had brought a new confidence to the Indian cricket scene.

“I am distressed to have learnt of the demise of legendary cricketer Mansur Ali Khan. He was a dashing and daring captain, who brought a new confidence to the Indian cricket scene,” he said in a condolence message.

“Even after his playing days were over, he remained an iconic figure, an embodiment of poise and polish and a great advocate of sportsmanship,” Dr. Singh said.

The Prime Minister conveyed his “heartfelt sympathies” to Patudi’s wife Sharmila Tagore and members of his family.

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