New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) 'Legend', 'great captain', 'style icon', 'gentleman' -- that's how the Bollywood brigade remembered former Indian cricket captain Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi on receiving news of the 70-year-old's demise.
Amitabh Bachchan posted on Twitter: Sad news .. Tiger Pataudi passes away..!!
Filmmaker Nagesh Kukunoor described him as a style icon.
'Just heard about the news. Other than the obvious that he was a great cricketer, I feel he was a style icon of that time. He had a regal personality. My condolences go to Saif for sure,' he said.
Ad filmmaker-turned-lyricist Prasoon Joshi termed it a 'big loss'.
'I briefly met him, but have been very close to Sharmila-ji for a long time now. It is a big loss, I am very shocked by the news...May god bless the family,' Joshi, who is currently in the capital, told IANS.
Reactions on Twitter, expectedly, followed suit.
Shekhar Kapur: Deepest condolences 2 Sharmila, Saif, Soha n Saba, Tiger Pataudi will b missed, one of d biggest icons of my generation, why so early?
Tiger has left us. 1 of d most courageous cricketers d world has known, who took on d fastest bowlers in d world after losing 1 eye.
Madhur Bhandarkar: Sad to hear that Tiger Pataudi is no more... An era ends...
Neha Dhupia: Very Sad to hear about the demise of tiger Pataudi ... RIP.
Shreya Ghoshal: Former cricketer Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi passes away. R.I.P.
Riteish Deshmukh: True Cricketing LEGEND passes away.
Vishal Dadlani: Tiger Pataudi. A Legend in the true sense of the word. RIP, Sir.
Boman Irani: MAK Pataudi passes away! RIP
Rahul Bose: Distraught to hear about Tiger Pataudi's demise. He was a great captain, player, gentleman & my coach for a summer. Will never forget him.
Arbaaz Khan: RIP Tiger Pataudi. One of the India's finest captains.
Dia Mirza: So saddened... Tiger Pataudi RIP. We will never forget your contribution and charisma. God grant his family strength.
Siddharth: One of the greatest people I have ever had the good fortune of knowing passed away today. goodbye and RIP, the great 'Tiger' Pataudi.
Satish Kaushik: RIP Tiger Pataudi...India finest captains, great cricketer..cricket fans will always remember him.