Famous cricket coach and Dronacharya awardee Tarak Sinha passes away at 71

Tarak Sinha had a multi-organ failure.

Coach to many famous names in Indian cricket, Tarak Sinha breathed his last on Saturday in New Delhi at the age of 71. He succumbed to cancer and lately had a multi-organ failure.

Tarak is a famous name in Indian cricket and has gifted many famous cricketers to the country. Tarak Sinha has trained the likes of Randhir Singh, Surender Khanna, Raman Lamba, Manoj Prabhakar, Atul Wassan, Ajay Sharma, K. P. Bhaskar, Sanjeev Sharma, Ashish Nehra, Aakash Chopra, Anjum Chopra, Shikhar Dhawan, and Rishabh Pant.

He founded the Sonnet club in Delhi, which unearthed many talents in Delhi and acted as a supply chain for Delhi cricket in domestic cricket. Affectionately known as ‘Ustaad ji’, Tarak Sinha never failed to spot talent.

Former India cricketer and prominent commentator Aakash Chopra paid his tribute on Twitter. Sharing a picture on his former coach, Chopra wrote:

“Ustaad Ji is no more. Dronacharya Awardee. Coach to over a dozen India Test cricketers. And scores of first-class cricketers. Both men and women. Without any institutional help. Your service to Indian cricket will be remembered, sir. May your soul R.I.P. Om Shanti.”

Another former cricketer Mithun Manhas also shared his condolences and attributed his success as a cricketer to Tarak Sinha. He wrote on Twitter:

“Dryonacharya awardee Tarak Sinhaji who gave Indian Cricket international stalwarts, first class heroes & a lot more is no more. He changed lives of many like me who came from small towns,without him I wouldn’t have been where I am today . Indian Cricket will miss you Ustad jee !!”

Former cricketers VVS Laxman also shared his heartfelt condolences to the family after the passing away of Tarak Sinha. He wrote:

“My heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and trainees of Tarak Sinha Sir. Never met him but heard so many inspirational stories from Nehra and @cricketaakash. His contribution to Indian Cricket will be forever remembered. May his soul Rest In Peace. Om Shanti.”

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