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PM condoles Pataudi's death

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Manmohan Singh
New York, Sep 23: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today (Sept 23) 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.

"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.

The Prime Minister conveyed his "heartfelt sympathies" to Patudi''s wife Sharmila Tagore and members of his family.


Story first published: Friday, September 23, 2011, 8:30 [IST]
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