All hail to prince Saif Ali Khan
Saif Ali Khan, son of former Indian cricket captain Mansoor Ali Khan, will be anointed the next nawab (prince) of Pataudi, his sister Saba Ali Khan said on Monday.
Saba — patron of the Auqaf-e-Shahi or the body managing the religious and charitable endowments of the erstwhile princely state — put an end to speculation over Khan's reluctance to be the next nawab.
"After forty days of Abba's demise, a simple pagdi ceremony will be held at Pataudi village [in Gurgaon], in which Saif will be declared the next nawab of Pataudi," she said. "The date and time has not been finalised yet as it will be decided by Amma [actress Sharmila Tagore] 40 days after Abba's demise."