Bhopal: After the death of her father Nawab Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, his youngest daughter Saba Ali Khan has been officially designated as the custodian of a trust that takes care of huge properties spread from Bhopal to Saudi Arabia.
Madhya Pradesh Wakf Board, after receiving a letter of request from Saba for claiming the post, has officially designated her as 'mutawalli' of Aukaf-e-Shahi Trust, officials said here on Sunday.
The huge properties that comes under the trust include mosques, religious structures, the famous dargah of Sufi saint Baba Peer Fatehullah at Raisen, charitable institutions, graveyards and 'rubaats (shelters)' for Haj pilgrims in Saudi Arabia.
During his visit to Bhopal few months back, late Pataudi had named Saba as his 'naib mutawalli (deputy)' and took her around all the properties which she was supposed to look after in his absence.
Though these assets are worth billions of rupees, they are Wakf properties and therefore her role will be more of a supervisory nature, the officials said.