Maharashtra govt. trolled for not giving a state funeral to coach Ramakant Archrekar.
Prakash Mehta, housing minister who representated state government in the funeral of famous cricket coach Ramakant Archrekar said it is “sad and unfortunate” that he was not given a state funeral.
He further added that not giving him a state funeral might be a “communication gap” at the government level. He was Sachin Tendulkar’s first coach. “It is someone’s mistake which caused communication gap. Me being a government representative, I apologise and I will check what happened”, Mr Mehta told the reporters.
Mr Prakash Mehta, the former Mumbai BJP chief said that he will speak to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on this matter. Coac Archrekar was the childhood coach of Sachin Tendulkar who died on Wednesday at his Shivaji Park residence.