BIPIN DANI PUNE (India) - Former India captain, Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi turned 70 to-day. He, however, may not have celebrated his birthday in last 60 years because his birth anniversary falls on his father's death anniversary. "Iftikhar Pataudi died at Delhi of a heart-attack, while playing polo, on 5 January 1952, which incidentally was the 11th birthday of his son Mansur Ali", informs BCCI's cricket statistician, Sudhir Vaidya. "It was unfortunate and may be the rare instance when a cricket-pair of father and son's death and birth anniversaries fall on the same day", Vaidya added. Pataudi jr. was born to Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi, eighth Nawab of Pataudi and his wife Sajida Sultan, second daughter of the last ruling nawab of Bhopal. He was Test cricket youngest ever captain (till May 2004) and the first Indian batsman to score a double century against England. Sr. Pataudi was the only player to have played Test cricket for both England and India. He played in the infamous 'Bodyline' tour and refused to join the leg-side field, prompting his captain Douglas Jardine to remark, 'His Excellency is a conscientious objector.' He was also a fine hockey and billiards player and an accomplished speaker. After the Indian independence, he was employed in the Indian Foreign Office till the time of his death. In 2007, in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of India's Test debut, the MCC had commissioned a trophy in Pataudi's name to be competed for between India and England. "Tiger saab has gone to Pataudi (a town in Gurgaon district in the Indian state of Haryana. It is located 26 kilometres (16 miles) from Gurgaon, at the foot hills of the Aravali hills)", his two secretaries, Rana and Sharma told to this paper from Delhi. The former IPL governing council member was unlikely to return for three more days and had kept his mobile phone on silent mode.