Former right-handed batsman known for his defensive mentality, nicknamed The Great Wall.
He made his Test debut against the West Indies on December 27, 1974.
He retired in 2000 and became a multiple-time Indian national cricket coach.
He skipped a Test against Sri Lanka in November 2009 because it clashed with his sister's wedding.
He was an acclaimed Indian cricketer like A.G. Kripal Singh.