Batsman who won the Ranji Trophy with Karnataka in 1973-74, 1977–78 and 1982-83.
He played cricket with a tennis ball as a youngster.
He had scored 3021 runs at an average of 40.82 at the time of his retirement.
His mother suffered a stroke during the 1975-76 season.
He modeled his batting technique after the great batsman Gundappa Viswanath.