In doubles too, he partnered J Ashok to beat PR Raju and Sagar Engineer 6-0, 6-1 to enter the final.
Unseeded Shyam Bhagat of Maharashtra upset fifth seeded compatriot Laxman Ambulkar 6-2, 6-3 to set up a title clash in 65-plus category with fourth seed Ashok Jindal of Rajasthan, who halted second seed KK Arvind of TN.
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