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Rahul Dravid's father passes away

July 03, 2013 18:39 IST

File picture of Rahul Dravid with his wife, children and parentsFormer India captain Rahul Dravid's father Sharad passed away at his Indiranagar residence in Bangalore at 1615 IST on Wednesday.

He was 79 years old.

Sources in the Karnataka State Cricket Association said the senior Dravid had health problems for the last four years.

Dravid's father worked for Kissan, a company best-known for producing jam. Thus, he was nicknamed ‘Jammy’ by his classmates at St Joseph's Boys' High School.

Sharad's wife, Pushpa, is a former professor of architecture at the University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering (UVCE).

KSCA president Anil Kumble, office-bearers and members of the managing committee (Vijay Bhardwaj, Sujith Somasundar and S Vijaya Prakash) mourned the sad demise and offered their deepest condolences to the family.

Image: File picture of Rahul Dravid with his wife, children and parents

Photograph: Hitesh Harisinghani