Rediff – The Dronacharya awardee was given a guard of honour by young cricketers on way to the crematorium

Renowned cricket coach Ramakant Achrekar, who died due to age-related ailments, was cremated in Mumbai on Thursday with his most famous ward Sachin Tendulkar in attendance for a tearful adieu.

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  • The Dronacharya awardee was given a guard of honour by young cricketers on way to the crematoriumRenowned cricket coach Ramakant Achrekar, who died due to age-related ailments, was cremated in Mumbai on Thursday with his most famous ward Sachin Tendulkar in attendance for a tearful adieu.
  • Archrekar, the childhood coach of Tendulkar, passed away at 87 on Wednesday at his ShivajiPark residence in Dadar (Central Mumbai).
  • Earlier, the body of the Dronacharya and Padma Shri award-winning coach was kept at his residence for people to pay their last respects.
  • Mumbai cricketers such as Atul Ranade, Amol Mazumdar Ramesh Powar, Paras Mhambrey, Ranji coach Vinayak Samant, Nilesh Kulkarni, Vinod Raghvan, were present along with fans.
  • Former Rajasthan coach Pradeep Sundaram, office-bearers of the Mumbai Cricket Association, veteran cricket administrator Prof Ratnakar Shetty also paid their last respects.


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