Bangalore, July 3: Former India captain Rahul Dravid's father Sharad Dravid passed away at their residence in Bangalore on Wednesday, July 3.
79-year-old Sharad Dravid was a former employee of Kissan Jam company. He is survived by wife Pushpa Dravid and two sons - Vijay and Rahul Dravid.
He had a heart surgery in 1996. He had health problems for last four years. Sharad Dravid had played league cricket in Karnataka in early 70s.
"Sri Sharad Dravid (79), father of former India Captain Sri Rahul Dravid passed away in Bangalore today at 4.15 p.m. at his residence," the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) said in a release on Wednesday.
KSCA president Anil Kumble, office bearers and the members of the Managing Committee mourned the sad demise and offered their deepest condolences to the family, the release added.