Former right-handed batter for India who received the CK Nayudu Award for Lifetime achievement, and has served as the Chairman of the National Selection Committee.
He made his domestic debut for Baroda against Gujarat in 1954.
He set an Indian record with 1604 First Class runs in 1964-65.
He was raised as one of five boys in a ten child family.
He played for the Mumbai Indians like all-rounder Abhishek Nayar.