The Pataudi Palace, also called Ibrahim Kothi, is a palace of the former ruling family Pataudi family in Pataudi town of Gurgaon district in Haryana state of India. Passed from the last ruling nawab, Iftikhar Ali Khan to his son, the last recognised titular nawab, Mansoor Ali Khan, the palace is currently held by his son Saif Ali Khan, who uses this as his ancestral property.[1]

Pataudi Palace
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General information
LocationPataudi, Gurgaon district, Haryana
OwnerSaif Ali Khan
Design and construction
ArchitectRobert Tor Russell assisted by Karl Molt Von Heinz

After the high-profile wedding between the nawab of Pataudi and the begum of Bhopal, the nawab felt the old family home was not grand enough to house his new bride in the manner she was accustomed. At the request of Iftikhar Ali Khan (1910–52), the 8th Nawab of Pataudi, the building was designed in the style of the colonial-era mansions of Imperial Delhi by Robert Tor Russell (1888–1972) assisted by the Au Molt von Heinz.[2][3] Many Hindi movies have also been shot [4] it was repossessed by actor Saif Ali Khan, son of the last Nawab, in 2014 and as of July 2015 remained closed for refurbishment. The restoring and renovation are now over and the family live in their home during the winter months.[5]

Nearby Akbar Manzil, built after 1857 as the official residence of the then Nawab, was later converted into a kachehri (judicial complex), and is now used as a godown (store).[6]

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  1. ^ "Pataudi Palace: 5 surprising facts about Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan's home". Architectural Digest India. 26 May 2019. Retrieved 2 July 2019.
  2. ^ "When in CP, think of Robert Tor Russell", Times of India, 27 August 2011.
  3. ^ Anuradha Chaturvedi; Dharmendar Kanwar (2 August 2010). DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. DK Publishing. pp. 238–. ISBN 978-0-7566-7418-2. Retrieved 5 September 2013.
  4. ^ "Pictures: Interiors of Pataudi Palace, Saif Ali Khan-Kareena Kapoor's wedding venue". OneIndia Entertainment. Retrieved 5 September 2013.
  5. ^ "The Pataudi Palace in Neemrana is getting a 'Heritage Make-Over'". Ramada Hotels. 7 June 2014. Retrieved 7 July 2015.
  6. ^ Gurugram heritage,

Coordinates: 28°19′19″N 76°46′59″E / 28.322°N 76.783°E / 28.322; 76.783