Remembering Achrekar 'sir'

At the age of 86, veteran coach Ramakant Achrekar passed away at his Mumbai residence; here are a few rare images of the man in different moods.

(From left): Ramakant Achrekar (cricket coach), Dina Ram (athletics), Meherwan Dharuwala (squash), A. Ramana Rao (volleyball coach), Kunju Rani (weightlifting), Syed Naeemuddin (football coach) and Bula Choudhary (swimming) at an informal get together ahead of the Dronacharya and Arjuna awards in New Delhi in 1992. (PHOTO: THE HINDU ARCHIVES) Photo: THE HINDU PHOTO ARCHIVES
Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar with his mentor Ramakant Achrekar during the premiere of his biopic 'Sachin: A Billion Dreams' in Mumbai in 2017. (PHOTO: PTI) Photo: PTI
Mumbai cricketer Amol Muzumdar meets his coach Ramakant Achrekar before announcing his retirement from first class cricket in 2013. (PHOTO: PTI) Photo: PTI
Former India coach Gary Kirsten presents the Lifetime Achievement Award to coach Ramakant Achrekar at the Sports Illustrated Awards function in Bangalore in 2011. (PHOTO: THE HINDU ARCHIVES) Photo: THE HINDU PHOTO ARCHIVES
Ramakant Achrekar with Vinod Kambli in Mumbai in 1996. (PHOTO: V.V. KRISHNAN) Photo: FILE PHOTO/V.V. KRISHNAN