Former slow left-arm orthodox bowler for India who set a Test record for the most tests in a complete career without aggregating one hundred runs.
His Test career began against Pakistan in 1982.
He was questioned by police for cocaine possession in May 2007 and admitted to using the drug.
His wife issued a statement after he was hospitalized for wrist injuries stating that the injuries were "purely an accident" rather than a suicide attempt.
He was at one time considered the heir apparent to India's record-setting spinner Bishan Singh Bedi.