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Wednesday, November 30 2022

Former Karnataka Ranji player Panambur Narasimha Bhandary passes away

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: Former Ranji player and famous cricketer of yester years Panambur Narasimha Bhandary passed away on Friday, November 17 afternoon at his residence due to old age. He was aged 78 years.

Popularly known as ‘Bab Bhandary’, he was born in Mangalore on February 18, 1939. An alumnus of St. Aloysius College Bhandary was very much inclined towards sports and started playing cricket for Mysore University.

Though he had played in the Karnataka Ranji team for 2 years along with Brijesh Patel and E.A.S Prasanna, in the cricketing world he was better known for playing in the Bihar Ranji team for 3 years based at Jameshedpur. Apart from cricket, he was also an ace tennis player, according to his close friend Prof. P. A. Gopinath.

In his cricketing career, he practiced right-hand bat batting style and his bowling style was legbreak. His first class span lasted from 1959-60 to 1961-62 and he got a chance to play against England and Pakistan in county matches, it is gathered.

He is survived by his wife Sheela and son Dilip.

He will cremated at Boloor Crematorium today.

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