West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday wished legendary cricketer Farokh Engineer on his 79th birthday.

Farokh Maneksha Engineer was born to a Parsi family on 25 February 1938 in Bombay and is a former Indian cricketer.

Farokh Engineer played 46 Tests for India, while his career spanned from 1961 to 1975. He also played first-class cricket for Bombay in India from 1959 to 1975 and for Lancashire in England from 1968 to 1976.

He was considered a very stylish and also a highly useful and very aggressive batsman, scoring two Test centuries.

Farokh Engineer was Indian Cricket Cricketer of the Year in 1965, and he was awarded the Padma Shri in 1973.

He is currently a match referee in the Indian Premier League.