All-rounder best remembered for his stellar performance in an ODI match against South Africa in the 1999 LG Cup.
Early in his career, he would travel 55 miles to Hubli each morning for practice.
In the 1995-96 Ranji Trophy season, he achieved the impressive feat of scoring 500 runs and capturing 50 wickets.
He married a pediatrician.
He was teammates with the great bowler Anil Kumble on the Indian national team.