In at present’s section of ETimes BFFs (Massive Filmy Households), we decode the bond between an illustrious era of Nawabs and a lineage of brainy minds, who finally gave the leisure trade a plethora of expertise.
Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi
The final ruling Nawab of the Pataudi household, Iftikhar Ali Khan, was born to Nawab Muhammad Ibrahim Ali Khan of Pataudi and his spouse Shahar Bano Begum. He was the one Check cricketer to have performed for India and England. Iftikhar Ali Khan represented the England crew in check matches in 1932 and 1943, whereas he captained the Indian cricket crew in 1946.
In 1939, Nawab Iftikhar Ali Khan married Nawab Begum Sajida Sultan, the daughter of the Nawab of Bhopal. That they had 4 youngsters, Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, Qudsia Sultan, Saleha Sultan and Sabiha Sultan.
Picture Courtesy: Saba Ali Khan
Inter-relation with Mirza Ghalib
In 1810, celebrated Urdu and Persian poet Mirza Ghalib was married to Umrao Begum, daughter of Nawab Ilahi Bakhsh Khan, the youthful brother of the primary Nawab of Loharu, Ahmad Baksh Khan. Many years later, in 1939, Mansoor Ali Khan’s grandfather and Saif’s great-grand father, Nawab Ibrahim Ali Khan Pataudi married Shahar Bano Begum, daughter of Nawab Amiruddin Ahmad Khan, a descendant of the primary Nawab of Loharu, Ahmad Baksh Khan.
Mirza Ghalib and Nawab Ibrahim Ali Khan Pataudi had been each married to Begums from the Loharu dynasty.
ETimes was capable of verify this connection, which dates again to the nineteenth century, with the Pataudi and Loharu households.
Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi
The flamboyant Indian captain and effervescent descendant of the Pataudi lineage, Nawab Mohammad Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi lived an illustrious life. He was the son of Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi, the final ruler of the princely state of Pataudi in the course of the British Raj and the Nawab Begum of Bhopal, Sajida Sultan. Mansoor succeeded because the ninth Nawab of Pataudi upon the demise of his father in 1952, which coincided along with his eleventh birthday.
On the sector, Mansoor Ali Khan was finest often known as a right-handed batsman and a right-arm medium tempo bowler. In his distinguished profession, Mansoor was named as the primary Indian captain when he performed for Oxford on the age of 16. A highway accident in 1961 left him with a broken proper eye, however the Nawab refused to surrender his ardour for cricket. Mansoor, who was fondly known as Tiger Pataudi, was named the Indian cricket crew’s captain on the age of 21.
Following the eagerness for cricket within the household, The Pataudi Cup was introduced in 2007, for the winner of a check sequence between England and India, contested in England. It was introduced on the event of the seventy fifth anniversary of India’s first Check match in 1932.
Celebrating his contribution to the nation, Mansoor Ali Khan was conferred with the celebrated Arjuna Award in 1964 and the Padma Shri in 1967.
Mansoor Ali Khan married Sharmila Tagore on December 27, 1968. That they had three youngsters, Saif Ali Khan, Saba Ali Khan and Soha Ali Khan.
Picture Courtesy: Saba Ali Khan
Eldest youngster of Gitindranath and Ira Tagore, Sharmila confronted the digicam on the age of 13, in celebrated filmmaker Satyajit Ray’s Bengali movie ‘Apur Sansar’ in 1959. A couple of years later, Sharmila marked her entry in Bollywood with Shakti Samanta’s ‘Kashmir Ki Kali’ (1964). Through the years, Sharmila has featured in numerous hits like Waqt (1965), Anupama (1966), An Night in Paris (1967), Chupke Chupke (1975), and Namkeen (1982) to call a number of. After over a decade, Sharmila Tagore made her comeback with the OTT film Gulmohar (2023). The veteran actress has to her credit score two Nationwide Awards, she gained the celebrated honour for ‘Mausam’ (1976) and ‘Abar Aranye’ (2003). She was honoured with a Padma Bhushan in 2013.
Away from the din of Bollywood, Sharmila Tagore enjoys a quiet life in Delhi, making occasional visits to Mumbai. She had as soon as mentioned that Delhi holds a particular place in her coronary heart as a result of it’s her ‘sasural’ and is near Pataudi.
A descendant of Rabindranath Tagore
Sharmila Tagore hails from the enriching lineage of distinguished poet, author, social reformer and painter, Rabindranath Tagore. Whereas she was born years after the Nobel laureate handed away, Sharmila had ancestral relations to him from her maternal and paternal households. Sharmila Tagore’s paternal nice grandfather Gaganendranath Tagore was a nephew of Rabindranath Tagore. Whereas her maternal grandmother Latika Tagore was the granddaughter of Rabindranath Tagore’s brother Dwijendranath Tagore.
Saif Ali Khan
Mansoor Ali Khan and Sharmila Tagore’s first born, son Saif, is the tenth Nawab of Pataudi. He was conferred with the title in a symbolic pagri ceremony held in Pataudi, after his father’s demise in 2011. After early education in Himachal Pradesh, Saif was despatched to Lockers Park College within the UK, a personal boarding college for boys. He graduated from Winchester School within the UK and upon his return to India, he took up a job in an promoting agency. Inside months, Saif stop the place and went on to observe his mom’s footsteps, to pursue a profitable profession in movies.
Saif Ali Khan met his future spouse whereas taking pictures a photoshoot, forward of his debut film. After courting for some time, the couple bought hitched in 1991. A preferred actress at the moment, Amrita was 12 years older than Saif. The couple have two children – Sara and Ibrahim. After 13 years of marriage, Saif and Amrita parted methods in 2004.
Sara Ali Khan
Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh’s eldest daughter, Sara, is a longtime actress. Sara has a level in historical past and political science from Columbia College. Put up her commencement, she was decided to turn into an actress and efficiently debuted in 2018. Sara Ali Khan is now an everyday face on the large display and OTT.
Ibrahim Ali Khan
After working as an assistant director to Karan Johar on ‘Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani’, Ibrahim is all set to face the digicam. His debut film is titled ‘Sarzameen’, co-starring Prithviraj and Kajol in pivotal roles.
Kareena Kapoor Khan
Celebrated actors Randhir Kapoor and Babita’s daughter Kareena entered the royal lineage of the Pataudis as Saif Ali Khan’s spouse. Popularly often known as Bebo, she was a nicely established actress earlier than she met Saif on the units of Tashan in 2008.
Taimur Ali Khan
In December 2016, Kareena and Saif welcomed their first youngster collectively, Taimur Ali Khan. Quickly after, there was outrage in opposition to the couple for naming their son after a Turkish ruler who had invaded India. Saif had later clarified that the ruler was Timur whereas his son was Taimur. He had additionally defined that Taimur is an historical Persian identify which means iron.
Jehangir Ali Khan
Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor’s youngest youngster, who’s fondly known as as Jeh, was born in the course of the pandemic. He turned two on February 21, 2023.
Picture Courtesy: Saba Ali Khan
Saba Ali Khan
Preferring to avoid the limelight, Saba is carrying on the household’s royal lineage and fulfilling the duties because the chief custodian of the Royal Endowment Belief, Bhopal. She labored as Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi’s Naib Mutawalli (deputy) and after his demise she was named the official Mutawalli of the Aukaf-e-Shahi Belief by the Wakf Board. Saba performs the supervisory position for property price billions owned by the Wakf Board. An avid photographer, Saba additionally enjoys jewelry designing, tarot studying and is a religious healer as nicely.She is the one youngster of Sharmila Tagore and Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi who didn’t enterprise into movies.
Soha Ali Khan
Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi’s youngest born, Soha, launched into her journey in entrance of the digicam in 2004. In 2015, she married Kunal Khemu, who can also be a profitable actor. The couple turned mother and father to Inaaya Naumi Khemu in 2017.