Mansoor 'Tiger' Ali Khan
, erstwhile Indian cricket captain, has died
. His legacy evokes a previous era in Indian history: a last-generation Royal blinded in one eye as a young man, he captained the Oxford then the Indian teams (his father
had played for Oxford and England before captaining India), and married movie actress Sharmila Tagore
with whom he had children who went on to become movie stars themselves. Some memories
of a man known for his cricketing skill, style and charisma.
posted by the mad poster!
on Sep 22, 2011 -