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Ramakant Achrekar, coach to young Sachin Tendulkar, dies at 87

Ramakant Achrekar who helped shape careers of many Mumbai cricketers such as Sachin Tendulkar, Vinod Kambli, Praveen Amre, Ajit Agarkar and Ramesh Powar died on Wednesday.

Ramakant Achrekar, coach to young Sachin Tendulkar, dies at 87

Cricket coach Ramakant Achrekar who played a key role in shaping up the career and life of Sachin Tendulkar passed away on January 2, 2019. He was 87 and died in Mumbai. Achrekar had been unwell for a while and had suffered from reduced mobility after a stroke in 2013. Every year, Tendulkar would meet his coach on Teacher's Day and share anecdotes on his learnings. (Express photo by Mohan Bane)

Ramakant Achrekar, coach to young Sachin Tendulkar, dies at 87

Ramakant Achrekar had recommended to 11-year old Tendulkar to switch schools from Bandra's New English School to Sharadashram Vidya Mandir to better his cricketing pursuits. (Express Photos By Pradip Das)

Vinod Kambli arrived at Ramakant Achrekar's residence in Mumbai to pay his respects.

Vinod Kambli arrived at Ramakant Achrekar's residence in Mumbai to pay his respects. (Express photo by Amit Chakravarty)

Cricketer Vinod Kambli and his coach Ramakant Achrekar.

Amre and another of his ward Vinod Kambli. (Express archive photo by Vivek Bendre)

Cricket player Praveen Amre with his coach Ramakant Achrekar.

Achrekar's academy in Mumbai's Shivaji Park churned out several others who played for India including Praveen Amre (in picture), Ajit Agarkar and Ramesh Powar. (Express archive photo)

Cricket guru Ramakant Achrekar felicitated by Governor of Maharashtra, K Sankaranarayanan during the distinguished Padma Award winners from Maharashtra for the years 2009 and 2010 at a function at Raj Bhavan on Friday. The felicitation programme organised by the Vasantrao Naik Agricultural Research and Rural Development Foundation

Achrekar was conferred with the Dronacharya Award for coaches in Sports in 1990. In 2010, he was honoured with the Padma Shri. (Express photo by Prashant Nadkar)

Ajinkya Rahane received prize from Ramakant Achrekar at his school going days.

Achrekar handing out a prize to current India middle-order batsman Ajinkya Rahane. (Source: Express archive photo)

Achrekar being felicitated by Sunil Gavaskar during a ceremony at Vile Parle Recreation Centre at Dinanath Natyagriha Hall.

Achrekar being felicitated by Sunil Gavaskar during a ceremony at Vile Parle Recreation Centre at Dinanath Natyagriha Hall. (Express photo by Kevin D'Souza)

Ramakant Achrekar at MCA ground.

Ramakant Achrekar at MCA ground. (Express archive photo)