Sachin Tendulkar's oldest fan Mary Serrao passes away

Updated: Nov 27, 2016, 15:40 IST | A Correspondent

Sachin Tendulkar's oldest fan is no more. Mary Serrao (93), who shares her birthday with the April 24-born batting legend, managed to meet her idol thanks to this newspaper in May 2009 at Mehboob Studio where Tendulkar was shooting a commercial. They cut a birthday cake together

Sachin Tendulkar with Mary Serrao at Mehboob Studio on May 27, 2009. File Pic/Pradeep Dhivar
Sachin Tendulkar with Mary Serrao at Mehboob Studio on May 27, 2009. File Pic/Pradeep Dhivar

Sachin Tendulkar's oldest fan is no more. Mary Serrao (93), who shares her birthday with the April 24-born batting legend, managed to meet her idol thanks to this newspaper in May 2009 at Mehboob Studio where Tendulkar was shooting a commercial. They cut a birthday cake together.

Serrao passed away peacefully on Wednesday. She even witnessed the second day's play of Tendulkar's farewell Test (against West Indies) on November 15, 2013.

"I remember meeting her. She was a wonderful lady and always wished well for me. I am sure her blessings will always be with us," said Tendulkar on receiving the news of Serrao's death.

The Indian cricket legend also tweeted the following regarding her passing...

 

 His tweet read, "Remember going to her place to spend time with her. I know blessings will always be with me but will miss her ... RIP #MarySerrao."

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