Sunil Gavaskar turns 71: Vintage photos with his parents, wife and son

Updated: Jul 10, 2020, 08:42 | Shawn.Dsouza
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    Sunil Gavaskar was born in a Marathi family. His parents are Manohar and Meenal Gavaskar. (In picture) Sunil Gavaskar with his parents on his arrival from West Indies in 1971.

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    Sunny Gavaskar tied the knot with Marshneil, who is the daughter of a leather industrialist from Kanpur, on September 23, 1974. (In picture) Sunil Gavaskar with his wife Marshneil at a felicitation function.

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    Sunil Gavaskar with Sachin Tendulkar and Vinod Kambli during a felicitation function for the duo's 664-run partnership for Shardashram school in 1988

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    Sunil Gavaskar with then Indian team captain Ajit Wadekar and actress Waheeda Rehman at a felicitation function after India's 1971 victory over West Indies. 

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    In picture: Sunil Gavaskar practising at Kolkata's Eden Gardens during the 1978-79 Test series against West Indies

  • Sunil Gavaskar, Dilip Vengsarkar

    In picture: Dilip Vengsarkar, Sunil Gavaskar, Ghulam Shaikh and Vithal Patil before a Kanga League match at CCI in the late 70s

  • Sunil Gavaskar, Sachin Tendulkar

    In picture: Sunil Gavaskar interviews Sachin Tendulkar for his talk show. The two have often been compared with each other. Both Gavaskar and Tendulkar have the nickname 'Little Master'

  • Sunil Gavaskar, Rohan Gavaskar

    In picture: Sunil Gavaskar (extreme right) looks on as his son, Rohan (centre) feeds his bride, Swati, during their wedding ceremony at the Wodehouse Gymkhana, Colaba in April 2003.

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    In picture: Sunil Gavaskar delivering a speech after receiving the World Championship of Cricket trophy after beating Pakistan in the final at Melbourne in 1985

  • Sunil Gavaskar, Chetan Chauhan

    In picture: Sunil Gavaskar walking out to open the batting with his partner Chetan Chauhan during the 1978-79 Test series against West Indies

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    In picture: Asif Iqbal with Sunil Gavaskar during a Test match

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    In picture: Australian captain Bob Simpson celebrates his country's 3-2 Test series win in Adelaide, 1978, with Sunil Gavaskar and India captain Bishan Singh Bedi

  • Sunil Gavaskar, Jeff Thomson

    In picture: Sunil Gavaskar interviews Australian fast bowler Jeff Thomson for an Indian magazine

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    In picture: Then Pakistan President, the late General Zia-Ul-Haq presenting Sunil Gavaskar with a carpet for his 100th Test in Lahore, 1984

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    In picture: Kapil Dev, P.R. Mansingh, the Indian team manager of 1983 and Sunil Gavaskar at the Wankhede stadium in 1999

  • Sunil Gavaskar, Allan Border, Milind Rege

    In picture: Dean Jones, Allan Border, Sunil Gavaskar and Milind Rege sharing a light moment at the Bombay Gymkhana

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About The Gallery

Former Indian captain and batting legend Sunil Gavaskar turns 71 years today. On this huge occasion, we dig deep into our vault to showcase some precious moments from the original 'Little Master's' life, on the cricket field as well as off it, through vintage pictures. Pictures Courtesy/ mid-day archives