Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan was today anointed the tenth Nawab of Pataudi at a ceremony at his ancestral palace here over a month after his father Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi passed away.
The 41-year-old actor was made the Nawab at a 'pagdi' ceremony this morning at the Ibrahim Palace here, where heads of 52 villages tied a white turban around his head as mother Sharmila Tagore, sisters Saba and Soha looked on.
Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda was also present.
Saif has been given the honorary title last held by his father, who died on September 22 following chronic lung infection.
Saif was initially reluctant to be anointed as the Nawab, a title no longer recognised by the government, but gave in to the tradition to honour the sentiments of villagers.
As the newly appointed Nawab, Saif will have to take care of his father's estate, their ancestral home, eye hospital and other charitable institutions.
Actor Saif Ali Khan becomes10th Nawab of Pataudi that took place at pataudi ancestral palace Haryana. And head people of villages tied white turban around saif ali khan head.