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Guha dies of heart attack

By Our Special Correspondent

Mumbai Nov. 4. Former India fast bowler Subroto Guha died here on Wednesday morning. According to his brother-in-law, Guha was getting ready to leave for office but suffered a massive heart attack. He was taken to the hospital where doctors pronounced him dead. Guha was 57.

Guha played four Test matches for India under the captaincy of Nawab of Pataudi (Jr) and took three wickets. He made his Test debut against England at Leeds in 1967. It was the same Test in which Geoffrey Boycott made 246, Basil D'Oliveira 109 and Ken Barrington, 93. Guha shared the new ball with Rusi Surti.

After two years, he played three Tests against the visiting Australian team and took the wickets of Paul Sheahan and John Gleeson in the Kanpur Test, and Bill Lawry in the Kotla Test. In the last Test he played at Eden Gardens, he did not take a wicket.

Born in Calcutta, Guha played in the Ranji Trophy for Bengal and Duleep Trophy for East Zone. In 85 first class matches he played between 1965-66 and 1976-77, he took 299 wickets.

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