Soul Passed on 22/09/2014
• He was a former cricketer who remained as a reserve in Mumbai’s Ranji Trophy but never succeeded to break into the side
• He introduced the culture of cricket scoring and stats and also helped in grooming several cricket statisticians and scorers.
• For the first three decades of independent India, he did live scoring for all major cricket matches of India for the All India Radio.
He was 98. Dossa in 2013 moved to the US along with his wife to be with their daughter.
He also authored some books and they were
• Duleep – the Man and his Game, the book was co-authored with Vasant Raiji
• Cricket Ties: India-Pakistan and Art of Scoring (in Gujarati)
The doyen of the Indian cricket’s scoring and statistics started collecting the newspaper cuttings of every India match since first test in 1932 to 1990s in form of a scrapbook. His scrapbook had minor details that evolved into an integral part of cricketing scoring. This scrapbook is an encyclopedia of Indian cricket in itself.
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