"Oak sir died at a hospital here Tuesday morning. He (Rajabhau) was the coach at the Deodhar Trust (a cricket academy). He was also the coach of Nutan Marathi Vidyalaya (a school in Pune) and both were good teams. He had also coached S P College," Maharashtra.coach Surendra Bhave, who was trained by Oak, told PTI over phone. "The Deodhar Trust used to run on the interest on the prize money received by Prof D B Deodhar from the government.
Many players came forward through it. Rajabhau worked tirelessly for cricket and also managed affairs of the Deodhar Trust for about 35-40 years. His contribution (to the game) was huge," Bhave added. According to Bhave, who played 97 first-class matches along with him, players like former off-spinner Shantanu Sugvekar were trained by Oak.
(With inputs from agencies.)