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Happy Birthday – Sachin Tendulkar [ 24 April ]

24 April 2012 :: Tendulkar was born into a Rajapur Saraswat Brahmin family, in Bombay (now Mumbai). His mother Rajni worked in the insurance industry, and his father Ramesh Tendulkar, a Marathi novelist, named Tendulkar after his favourite Music Director, Sachin Dev Burman. Tendulkar’s elder brother Ajit encouraged him to play cricket. Tendulkar has two other siblings: a brother Nitin, and sister Savita.

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Full Name     ::          Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar

Born               ::             24 April 1973 (age 39)

Birth Place    ::            Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra, India

Nickname     ::            Little Master, Tendlya

Height           ::             5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)

Batting style   ::           Right-handed

Bowling style  ::          Right-arm leg spin, off spin, medium pace

Role                  ::          Batsman

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