The highest wicket-taker during the 1983 Cricket World Cup and the 1985 World Series Cricket Championship.
He attended St Joseph's Indian High School, where he broke the boys' Indian national record in javelin.
He was selected as one of the five members of the selection panel of the Board of Control for Cricket in India in 2012.
His son Stuart has played state cricket for Karnataka.
He and Madan Lal helped lead India to their first World Cup title.