Former captain of Tamil Nadu, known for his aggressive style of play, coached Tamil Nadu after his retirement, and founded a cricket academy in Chennai.
He made his first-class debut for Tamil Nadu during the 1986-87 season.
He set the record for the fastest hundred by an Indian in first class cricket.
His family hails from the Tamil Nadu capital of Madras, now known as Chennai.
He was partners with Krishnamachari Srikkanth at Tamil Nadu.