Born on 11 September 1911, Lala Amarnath was a legendary Indian cricketer. He was India's first cricket captain after independence who captained the national squad in the first Test series victory against Pakistan in 1952. Amarnath was also the first batsman ever to score a ton for India in Test cricket.
He was always appreciated for being straight forward as well as an aggressive captain who possessed great team handling skills. The Government of India honoured him with the Padma Bhushan award in 1991.