Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar's childhood coach Ramakant Achrekar who shaped his career passed away at his residence in Shivaji Park, Dadar on 2 January 2018 at the age of 86. The renowned coach was cremated in Mumbai
In pic: Sachin Tendulkar carries the body of his late coach Ramakant Achrekar
Ramakant Vithal Achrekar was born in 1932 but his playing career was not as distinguished as his coaching career. He started playing cricket in 1943. In 1945, he played club cricket for New Hind Sports Club. He also played for Young Maharashtra XI, Gul Mohar Mills and Mumbai Port. He played in only one first-class cricket match for all-India State Bank against Hyderabad in the Moin-ud-Dowla tournament in 1963–64.
In pic: The body of Ramakant Achrekar his taken to Kamath Memorial pitch where he coached young and budding cricketers.
The stalwart Mumbai coach, Ramakant Achrekar, founded Kamath Memorial Cricket Club at Shivaji Park. He had coached and nurtured numerous cricketers, which includes the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Ajit Agarkar, Chandrakant Pandit, Vinod Kambli & Pravin Amre among others.
In the file photo, Sachin Tendulkar gets emotional as he performs the final rites of his coach Ramakant Achrekar.
Ramakant Achrekar had devoted himself to coaching and to uplift the Indian cricket standards. The club is currently run by his daughter Kalpana Murkar and son-in-law Deepak Murkar.
In pic: Young and budding cricketers at Shivaji Park pay their respect to the late Ramaknat Achrekar.
Ramakant Achrekar was battling old age-related ailments for the past few days before he breathed his last on January 2 at the age of 86.
In pic: Family members of the late Ramakant Achrekar get emotional as he sets for his final journey.
Ramakant Achrekar's body was kept at his residence for people to pay their last respects to the Dronacharya and Padma Shri award-winning coach. Sachin Tendulkar and Chandrakant Pandit, the two students of Ramakant Achrekar were seen carrying the mortal remains of their childhood coach for the final rites.
Ramakant Achrekar's body was kept at Kamath Memorial pitch, Shivaji Park, where he coached aspiring cricketers and was then taken to a nearby crematorium. When the body was taken outside the ground, young boys, who practice there, gave a guard of honour amid chants of 'Amar Rahe'.
In pic: Budding cricketers raise their bat as a mark of respect for the late Ramakant Achrekar.
Mumbai Mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar also came in to pay his respect to the late Ramakant Achrekar.
Politician Raj Thackeray too arrived at Shivaji Park to pay his respect and attend the funeral rites of late Ramakant Achrekar who passed away on January 2 at the age of 86 due to age-old ailments.
Sachin Tendulkar, along with Ramakant Achrekar's other wards like Vinod Kambli, Balwinder Singh Sandhu and Chandrakant Pandit, also took part in the procession to the crematorium, where his body was consigned to flames.
In pic: Balwinder Singh Sandhu arrives to pay his respect to the late Ramakant Achrekar.
BJP MLA and Mumbai President of the party Ashish Shelar was also seen at the funeral ceremony of late Ramakant Achrekar.
Besides Sachin Tendulkar and Chandrakant Pandit, Vinod Kambli too was present at the last rites of his childhood cricket coach Ramakant Achrekar.
In pic: Sachin Tendulkar and Vinod Kambli are seen mourning the loss of their coach late Ramakant Achrekar.
Sachin Tendulkar leads the way as others offer their condolences and perform the last rites of Ramakant Achrekar.
A tearful Sachin Tendulkar and Vinod Kambli look on as final rites of their coach late Ramakant Achrekar takes place.
Ramakant Achrekar's body was cremated at a nearby crematorium at Shivaji Park. With teary-eyes Sachin Tendulkar and others bid their final goodbye to the stalwart coach of Mumbai Cricket.
Dronacharya and Padma Shri award-winning coach Ramakant Achrekar, childhood coach of Sachin Tendulkar and Vinod Kambli was cremated at Kamat Memorial pitch in Dadar East where he used to coach back in the day. Many cricketers including Atul Ranade, Amol Muzumdar Ramesh Powar, Paras Mhambrey, Nilesh Kulkarni as well as politicians Raj Thackeray attended the funeral. All pics/ Ashish Raje
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