Dad always inspired me: Soha Ali Khan

By Hindustan Times

Nothing can help you deal with the tragedy of losing a loved one. Ask actor Soha Ali Khan who lost her father, India’s legendary cricketer Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, seven months ago. Reluctantly, talking about her loss for the first time, Soha opens up. “There are certain things that change you
forever. I don’t want to get over with it. Birth and death happen every day. But it doesn’t affect one as much as when it happens to those close to you,” she says.

“Dad had always inspired me,” says Soha, adding that Pataudi had lost vision in one eye at the start of his cricketing career when he was just 20. His tale, Soha says, was an exemplar of the triumph of the human spirit. He overcame the disability, went on to become the captain to the Indian cricket team.

The loss of Tiger Pataudi seems to have changed S