He was survived by his wife nandini sardesai who is a sociologist and a member of the indian censor board for motion pictures. He completed his schooling up to icse from the campion school mumbai and did two years of isc at the.
His son rajdeep showed keen interest in the game initially but changed course midway through to emerge as one of the leading political commentators on national television besides being a writer of repute.
Dilip sardesai son. The right handed batsman was the only cricketer from goa to play for india. Dilip narayan sardesai pronunciation help info 8 august 1940 2 july 2007 was an indian international cricketer he played tests for the indian national team as a batsman the only goa born cricketer to play for india and was often regarded as one of india s best batsmen against spin although indian batsmen have been known to play better against spin. The 1970 71 west indies tour was the last chance for dilip sardesai.
Sardesai was born in ahmedabad gujarat to a goan father and a gujarati mother. He was lucky to be picked it had looked as if his career was dead and buried he went on to be indian cricket s renaissance. His father dilip sardesai was a former indian test cricketer and his mother nandini is an activist in mumbai and former head of the department of sociology at st.
He played some memorable knocks which saved india from the jaws of defeat and also played some outstanding innings which resulted in wins for. Dilip sardesai was an indian cricketer who represented the indian national team in 30 tests. His son rajdeep sardesai is a prominent journalist earned a blue for oxford university in cricket.
He was born in 1940 in margao goa. Sardesai passed away in july 2007 losing a battle with a disease of kidney that had hampered his life during his last years.