Coach of Rishabh, Aakash, Nehra and many more international cricketers, Tarak Sinha, dies aged 71

Tarak Sinha, who gave several superstar cricketers to Team India, is no more. He left for the heavenly adobe on Saturday in New Delhi. He was suffering from Lung Cancer.

The 71-year old legendary coach was battling cancer for a while and he recently suffered a multiple organ failure. He was the fifth Indian cricket coach after Desh Prem Azad, Gurcharan Singh, Ramakant Achrekar and Sunita Sharma to receive the Dronacharya Award in 2018.

Tarak who worked at Sonnet Cricket Club in New Delhi groomed Rishabh Pant, Ashish Nehra, Aakash Chopra, Shikhar Dhawan, Anjum Chopra, Surender Khanna, Randhir Singh, Raman Lamba, Manoj Prabhakar, Ajay Sharma, K.P. Bhaskar, Sanjeev Sharma and Atul Wassan and many other famous cricketers.

“It is with a heavy heart we have to share this tragic news of Shri Tarak Sinha, the founder of the Sonnet Club, has left for his heavenly abode at 3 am on Saturday after a brave battle with lung cancer for two months,” Sonnet Cricket Club said in a statement.

“He has been the soul of Sonnet Cricket Club which has given India and Delhi cricket so many gems.

“We want to thank each and everyone who has been by his side in these trying times and prayed for his recovery. We also want to appreciate the efforts put in by the doctors in Jaipur and Delhi who worked tirelessly to revive him.

“Tarak sir’s pride was his students and his support through this period kept him going. He was only thinking about grooming young talent during this battle. Even at the age of 70, he was enthusiastic about getting to the field and working on young cricketers.

“He was in good spirits till his last breath, believing he could still get up on his feet!

“It’s a heavy day for all of us at Sonnet Club, the cricket fraternity and most importantly the students who have always seen him as a guardian.”