Happy Birthday Sharmila Tagore: Sharmila Tagore was a very beautiful actress of her time. While millions and millions of people fell in love with her beauty, on the other hand, cricket legend Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi also gave his heart to Sharmila after seeing her for the first time. Both had started loving each other at first sight but Sharmila did not agree so easily. Mansoor Ali Khan made many papads to impress her, then went and got Sharmila to agree to his love. So let’s know about Sharmila Tagore’s interesting love story with Mansoor Ali Khan on her 78th birthday.
This is how Sharmila Tagore’s first meeting with Pataudi happened
While Sharmila Tagore was earning her name in the acting world, Mansoor Ali Khan was known as the king of the cricket field. How did this love story reach the playground after leaving the Bollywood corridor, so let’s tell from the beginning. Mansoor’s first meeting took place at Sharmila’s house in Kolkata. Pataudi had come to attend an event with his friend where he saw Sharmila face to face for the first time and was left staring. The Nawab was convinced of Sharmila’s smile and Sharmila too fell in love with him on seeing him.
Mansoor Ali went to impress Sharmila by giving her a refrigerator
Mansoor Ali Khan also had a huge fan following in those days. The girls used to carry their pictures in their bags. But the young captain Pataudi’s persuasion of Sharmila was a bit tricky. To impress Sharmila, Pataudi gifted her a refrigerator. At that time refrigerator used to be the pride of the kitchen and gifting a fridge to someone was a big deal. Apart from this, Mansoor used to send flowers, cards, letters and gifts to Sharmila Tagore and one day Sharmila also expressed her love and said yes to Pataudi for this relationship.
Pataudi’s sixes used to look at Sharmila
Although many stories are heard about Mansoor Ali Khan and Sharmila, but an interesting story is that Mansoor used to welcome Sharmila in the cricket field by hitting sixes. It is also said that where Sharmila used to sit, Mansoor used to hit six.
Sharmila converted to Islam after marriage.
On December 27, 1969, Sharmila Tagore married former captain Nawab Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi and became his Begum. Many big personalities had participated in this royal wedding. After marriage, Sharmila Tagore converted to Islam and became Ayesha Sultan, although she never used this name. In the year 2011, at the age of 70, Pataudi said goodbye to the world and Sharmila became lonely.
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