India all-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin's grandfather S Narayanasamy died in Chennai due to age-related illness, family sources said on Sunday.
The 92-year-old passed away on Saturday and his last rites were performed on Sunday evening.
Narayanasamy, a former Southern Railway employee and a cricket lover, had a big role to play in Ashwin's early years as a player, Awshin's father Ravichandran told PTI.
Narayanasamy is survived by Ravichandran and a daughter and three grandchildren.
Ashwin is presently in England with the national team for the Champions Trophy and is expected to play a key role in India's campaign in the tournament.
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