India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's close friend and former Ranji teammate Santosh Lal, the inventor of famous helicopter shot, on Wednesday passed away while undergoing treatment for pancreatitis at a hospital in Delhi
The former Ranji player is survived by parents, wife and a three-year-old daughter. He was 32. The body is expected to arrive here later in the day.
An employee of the Railways, Lal was identified with acute pancreatitis and was admitted in a unconscious state at a Ranchi hospital before being airlifted to the national capital on July 15.