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Tuesday, December 11, 2007 7:45:58 AM (IST)  

Mumbai: Ravi Shastri's Father Dr M J Shastri (77) Passes away

Mumbai: Ravi Shastri's Father Dr M J Shastri (77) Passes away

Daijworld Media Network - Mumbai / Mangalore (MB)

Mumbai, Dec 11: Dr M Jayadratha Shastri (77), a medical practitioner based in Mahim here and father of Ravi Shastri, a former cricket allrounder and currently a popular commentator, passed away in a private hospital in the city in the early hours of Monday, December 10. He was ailing from pneumonia.

File pic of Dr M J Shastri (extreme right), with son Ravi and his wife Ritu and Mangalore's journalist and relative Manohar Prasad during a visit to their ancestral temple in June 2007

He was the son of Dr M C Shastri, a well-known Ayurvedic physician of Mangalore. Their family is known as a family of physicians.

Jayadratha had his medical education in Madras, the present Chennai, and started practising in Mumbai. During his college days, he was a wicketkeeper and also active in athletics.

In June 2007, he, accompanied by family members, had visited Yerlapady-Karvalu near Mangalore, the ancestral place of the Shastri family.

Dr Shastri is survived by wife Laxmi, son Ravi and daughter Dr Deepika Shastri.

Read about the family visit to Mangalore in June 2007:

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