Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday condoled the death of former captain Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi calling him an iconic figure who had brought a new confidence to the Indian cricket scene. (Also see: Pataudi remembered on Twitter)
"I am distressed to have learnt of the demise of legendary cricketer Mansur Ali Khan. He was a dashing and daring captain, who brought a new confidence to the Indian cricket scene," he said in a condolence message.
"Even after his playing days were over, he remained an iconic figure, an embodiment of poise and polish and a great advocate of sportsmanship," Singh said. (Also see: The Tiger in pics)
The Prime Minister conveyed his "heartfelt sympathies" to Pataudi's wife Sharmila Tagore and members of his family.