Saif Ali Khan, new Nawab of Pataudi soon

Bhopal: Film star Saif Ali Khan, son of former Indian cricket captain Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, who passed away last month, would soon be sworn in as the Nawab of Pataudi. Saif`s sister Saba Ali Khan revealed this to reporters here last evening.

"Heads of 52 villages want to organise a symbolic coronation ceremony, in which, a headgear (turban) would be placed on Saif`s head as a mark of respect," Saba said. The ceremony would be held at the Pataudi House as per the customs, once the forty days of mourning get over, she added. Pataudi village is about 25 km from Gurgaon in Haryana, where the former captain`s palace is located.