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Full name Farzand-i-Khas-i-Daulat-i-Inglishia Maharaja Fatehsinghrao Prataprao Gaekwad
Born April 2, 1930, Baroda, Gujarat
Died September 1, 1988, Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra (aged 58 years 152 days)
Major teams Baroda
Also known as Suceeded as Maharaja of Baroda in July 1968
Batting style Right-hand bat
An attacking middle-order batsman, the Maharaja of Baroda represented Baroda in Ranji Trophy between 1946-47 and 1957-58 and had a highest score of 99 made in the 1947-47 Ranji Trophy semi-final. That as by some way his best season and in his remaining 23 matches he only passed fifty twice. In 1959, aged 29, he managed the India tour to England and he also managed the tours to Pakistan in 1978-79 and 1982-82. He was the president of the Indian board from 1963-64 to 1965-66 and vice-president from 1959-60 to 1962-63. He was also the manager of the Baroda cricket association from 1960. In addition, he was a radio commentator and an honorary life member of the MCC.