Saif Ali Khan's father, ex-cricketer Pataudi critical

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Ex-Cricket Captain, Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi
New Delhi, Sept 22: Former India Cricket Captain Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi has been shifted to ICU after he was admitted to Sir Ganga Ram Hospital following a lung infection.

According to the bulletin released by the hospital, 70-year-old Mansur Ali Khan remains to be critically ill. He has been put on high level oxygen support and requires intermittent BIPAP (Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure). His cardiac function remains stable and is conscious.

He is also being observed by a team of critical care specialists and pulmonologists, said the bulletin.

Pataudi was admitted to the hospital in Aug end and was diagnosed with interstitial lung disease, a medical condition where the oxygen passage to lungs is less than normal.

"He is suffering from a disease which does not have proper or permanent cure. It takes time. The patient in such cases breathes out more of carbon dioxide," said a doctor.

Sources revealed that Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan and his actress girlfriend Kareena Kapoor visited Pataudi at the hospital on Sept 22.

OneIndia News

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Story first published: Thursday, September 22, 2011, 12:02 [IST]
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