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It was an evening of discussions as cricketing legends like Kapil Dev, Ian Chappell and Mike Brearley arrived for the latest edition of the Raj Singh Dungarpur summit. Saif Ali Khan and mom Sharmila Tagore marked their presence on behalf of the late Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi. Chappell delivered a welcome address and turned it into a tribute to Pataudi. Mike Brearley delivered the main lecture while Sanjay Manjrekar and Ajay Jadeja participated in the panel discussion. Kapil on his part announced the formation of a Raj Singh Dungarpur
foundation.

Family of former Indian cricket captain Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi, who died of a lung ailment last month, held a prayer meet at the Chinmaya Centre in Delhi on Saturday. Many personalities from the film industry, politics and cricket world including Kapil Dev, Anshuman Gaikwad and Ajay Jadeja attended the meet.

“I have never heard Tiger abuse, he was an utter gentleman. He was very lazy and never used to carry his own cricket kit. I always asked him to carry it, but he didn’t listen and borrowed from others” said Bishen Singh Bedi, former cricketer, sharing an anecdote.

Apart from known faces of the glamour world, Tiger’s fans from across the city joined in to pay their last tribute to the Nawab.

Naresh Hemrajani, a resident of Delhi and a Pataudi fan, said, “He was the captain when I was young and used to play cricket for my school. He was my idol. I have great regard for the man and he has earned this stature.”