Updated: July 4, 2013 00:06 IST

Sharad Dravid passes away

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Sharad Dravid
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Sharad Dravid

Former India captain Rahul Dravid’s father Sharad Dravid passed away here on Wednesday evening. Sharad Dravid, 79, is survived by his wife Pushpa and sons Rahul and Vijay.

At times, Sharad Dravid used to accompany Rahul to the Chinnaswamy Stadium where the latter used to fine-tune his batting during long sessions at the nets. Rahul sweating it out in the nets while his father sat on a chair right behind and watched keenly, is an endearing vignette that played out in the KSCA (B) Ground.

A dignified man, who watched all his son’s innings and later discussed the finer points with Rahul, Sharad Dravid was ailing for a while. The Karnataka State Cricket Association condoled Sharad Dravid’s demise.

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Dear R.D.,
your father will be proudest father on this earth
as his son is a legend(The WALL)

Let his soul rest in peace and God pour showers of blessings on your

from:  Sandesh Shinde
Posted on: Jul 5, 2013 at 14:55 IST

I am sorry Dravid

from:  Avinash Baby
Posted on: Jul 4, 2013 at 13:34 IST

How many times has the Indian press published news of the death of the near and dear ones of non-cricketing Indian athletes? Why are they unworthy of a mention? Under which provision of the constitution is 'cricket' (played in only four countries in Asia) receiving such copious coverage?

from:  Ramesh
Posted on: Jul 4, 2013 at 06:04 IST

Really sad to hear this....i m too small to say this bt may my idol's
fathers soul rest in peace and god bless their family....Sharad dravid
the luckiest man on dis planet to hav a son like Mr.Rahul dravid....

from:  Aakarshan
Posted on: Jul 4, 2013 at 01:00 IST

Its a great loss to the great wall of india as if its suppporting pillars are broken

from:  Satyam Tiwari
Posted on: Jul 4, 2013 at 00:23 IST

Dear Rahul

Very sorry to note the demise of your father. Our condolences to your and your family, mother and brother.

from:  sl gururaja
Posted on: Jul 4, 2013 at 00:17 IST

Respectful farewell to Sharad Dravid. Wishing strength and courage to all his loved ones.

from:  Dr.Cajetan Coelho
Posted on: Jul 4, 2013 at 00:14 IST
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