Lala Amarnath Bharadwaj (11 September 1911 – 5 August 2000) was an Indian cricketer. He scored a century for the India national cricket team in Test cricket. He was independent India’s first cricket captain and captained India in their first Test series win against Pakistan in 1952. He was also awarded the Padma Bhushan by the Government of India.
Amarnath was born in a Brahmin family of Kapurthala, Punjab to impoverished Hindu parents. Recognizing his talent in Lahore, a Muslim cricketing household adopted Amarnath.He played his debut match against England in 1933 on the Bombay Gymkhana grounds in South Bombay. Amarnath also played for the Hindus in the Bombay Quadrangular. Aside from being a batsman, Lala Amarnath was also a bowler, the only one to dismiss Donald Bradman hit wicket.
Vijayanagar Empire, designs of Venkata Raya III (1630-1642 AD) of Aravidu dynasty, Obv: Venkateshwara (Balaji) standing in a dotted circle. Rev: Convex globular impression
Weight Around 3.3gm