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E.D. Solkar (1948-2005) is a former Indian Test and ODI cricketer who dazzled the world of cricket with his genuine all-rounder skills. His full name was Eknath Dhondu Solkar and he was born on 18th March, 1948 in Mumbai, India. Despite being born into a family with humble roots, his father being the groundsman at the P J Hindu Gymkhana in Bombay, Solkar put behind his lowly birth to pursue his passion for cricket, eventually becoming a legend of the game. E.D. Solkar, aged 57, passed away on 26th June, 2005 due to a cardiac arrest, leaving behind an inspirational path to budding cricketers of the next generation. The major teams that E.D. Solkar has represented are India, Mumbai and Sussex.