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New Delhi, Nov 6 : Legendary cricket coach Tarak Sinha on Saturday passed away here due to cancer. He was 71 and was battling lung cancer for a while.
“It is with a heavy heart we have to share this tragic news of Shri Tarak Sinha having left for his heavenly abode at 3 am on Saturday after a brave battle with lung cancer for two months,” Sonnet Cricket Club (SSC) said in a statement.
Sinha’s celebrated disciples are Rishabh Pant, Ashish Nehra, Sanjeev Sharma, Aakash Chopra, Shikhar Dhawan, Anjum Chopra, Surender Khanna, Randhir Singh, Raman Lamba, Manoj Prabhakar, Ajay Sharma, K.P. Bhaskar and Atul Wassan.
He was bestowed with Dronacharya Award in 2018 and became the fifth Indian cricket coach after Desh Prem Azad, Gurcharan Singh, Ramakant Achrekar and Sunita Sharma to receive the prestigious award.
“He has been the soul of Sonnet Cricket Club which has given Indian and Delhi cricket so many gems,” SCC said.
The club thanked those who have been by his side in these trying times and prayed for his recovery. SCC also appreciated the efforts put in by the doctors in Jaipur and Delhi who worked tirelessly to revive Sinha.
“Tarak sir’s pride was his students and their support through this period kept him going. He was only thinking about grooming young talent during this battle. Even at the age of 70, he was enthusiastic about getting to the field and working on young cricketers,” SCC said.