On Sunday, Oct 2, sources informed that Pataudi along with Saba had visited Bhopal few months back. During their visit, Pataudi reportedly had named Saba as his Naib Mutawalli (deputy).
However, citing an official letter from Saba claiming the post, Wakf Board in Madhya Pradesh has designated her as the Mutawalli of Aukaf-e-Shahi Trust.
Pataudi's huge properties, which are estimated worth billion of rupees, include grand mosques, religious structures, the famous dargah of Sufi saint Baba Peer Fatehullah at Raisen, charitable institutions, graveyards and the Rubaats (shelters) for Haj pilgrims in Saudi Arabia.
Meanwhile, sources claimed that the assets are of Wakf Board's properties and Saba's role will be more of a supervisory nature.