Gautam Gambhir may have missed a century in his all-important match at the World Cup final but A. Subramanian certainly didn't.
The oldest member of the Karnataka State Cricket Association, Mr. Subramanian, who turns 100 on Tuesday, has been part of the cricketing organisation for over 70 years.
An avid cricket fan, he says the magnificent World Cup victory on Saturday, and being felicitated by KSCA for his long association with the game and its fans, are his fondest memories.
Still very active, he continues to go to work at Lab Supplies in Cubbonpet, the company he inherited from his father, which has four branches in southern India.
Born on April 5 a hundred years ago, he studied in a government college in Bangalore. “We all travelled to college on bicycles back then,” he reminisces. “The weather back then was so pleasant we had no use for a fan,” he said, lamenting on the pollution and dust that laces the streets now.
Asked about health issues, he nonchalantly brushes them aside. “Arthritis and high blood pressure have been bothering me for years, but I don't mind. Life has many good things in store,” he said, attributing his longevity to not letting stress get the better of him and having an optimistic outlook in life.