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PIX: When Saif Ali Khan became a Nawab

Last updated on: November 2, 2011 15:50 IST

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Saif Ali Khan was anointed the tenth Nawab of Pataudi at a ceremony at his ancestral palace in Pataudi, Haryana.

His mother Sharmila Tagore, sisters Soha Ali Khan and Saba Ali Khan, and daughter Sara were also present. Girlfriend Kareena Kapoor could not make it for the ceremony.


Image: Sara, Soha, Saba and Saif Ali Khan

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"I'm overwhelmed with the kindness and simplicity the village heads have shown me and my family today, and the respect to my late father. This is a huge responsibility for me, to take my father's legacy forward in whatever way I can," Saif said.


Image: Saif Ali Khan at the ceremony

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"This is a deeply personal part of my life and I will do my best to honour my father's memory always. Princely titles no longer exist but family values and tradition do. I shall be conscious of this always and do the best I can for Pataudi," Saif added.


Image: Sharmila Tagore and Saif Ali Khan

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Saif has been given the title after his father, former Indian captain Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, passed away on September 22.



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Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, whose mother was the daughter of the last nawab of Bhopal, Hamidullah Khan, was born in Bhopal and was the mutawalli (patron) of the Auqaf-e-Shahi.


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