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Saif becomes 10th Nawab of Pataudi

October 31, 2011 14:23 IST

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

The 41-year-old actor was made the Nawab at a 'pagdi' ceremony this morning at the Ibrahim Palace where heads of villages tied a white turban around his head as his mother Sharmila Tagore, and sisters Saba and Soha looked on.

Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda was also present.

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

The Pataudi PalaceSaif's sister Saba Ali Khan, patron of the Auqaf-e-Shahi or the body managing the religious and charitable endowments of the erstwhile princely state, had said last week that he would be sworn in as the Nawab of Pataudi once the 40 days
of mourning are over.

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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