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Former Indian cricket captain Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi prior to the start of the Board of Control for Cricket meeting in New Delhi April 27.

Former Indian cricket captain Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi died due to a lung infection on Thursday.

Pataudi was 70, and is survived by his wife and veteran Bollywood actress Sharmila Tagore, son and actor Saif Ali Khan and daughters Soha Ali Khan, who is also an actress, and Saba Ali Khan, who is a jewellery designer.

Pataudi was admitted to Sir Gangaram Hospital in New Delhi last month. Later, he was shifted to the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital. He was on very high level of oxygen support.

The tiger, as he is better known, became the captain of the cricket team at the young age of 21. Under his captaincy, between 1961 and 1970, India played in 40 matches and saw their first overseas Test win against New Zealand in 1967.

He won the Arjuna award in 1964 and Padma Shri in 1967.