He took his last breath at his residence in Ahmedabad on May 16. He had been suffering from lung cancer, which was detected in February this year.
He played three Tests in which he scored 180 runs at an average of 60.33 which is the highest by an Indian cricketer in a completed career in the longer format.
He announced his retirement in 1961. He had scored 1235 runs (33.37) and picked up 59 wickets (30.32).