Rated among the best-looking actors of Bollywood in the Sixties and Seventies, Sanjay Khan marked his presence with movies like Abdullah, Mera Vachan Geeta ki Qasam, Mastan Dada and also worked on the famed television series ‘The Sword of Tipu Sultan’. Amongst his many hobbies, a passion that definitely outshines the others, was his deep fondness for horses. When asked about it, Sanjay Khan says, “I have always loved riding horses. I feel they are beautiful and riding them gives me immense pleasure.’’
Speaking of his favourite horse Prince Khartoum, Sanjay Khan. He said, “It was mere coincidence that I bought Prince Khartoum. There was a guest at my house and he was going to the race course while I was going to visit my wife at the hospital. It was the time when Farah was born. When I dropped by the race course, I saw my friend Harish Mahindra (Anand Mahindra’s uncle) who took me to the side and convinced me to buy the horse he had bought from the Maharaja of Gwalior at Rs. 1,65,000 then. Today, the horse is worth a 100 crores. When I told my wife, she berated me buying a horse so expensive, but Prince Khartoum was worth it.’’
Khan narrates the story about his horse, which went on to win several races, in his autobiography ‘The Best Mistakes of My Life.
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