Cottari Kanakaiya Nayudu (1895-1967)
CK Nayudu is the first Indian Cricket Test Captain born in Nagpur on 31 October 1895. He made is first class debut 1916 for Hindus against Europeans.
First Test Captain
CK Nayudu is the first Indian Cricket Test Captain. He captained Indian in the first test tour of Indian to England. Despite of his severe injury pain in his hand he played for the country at Lords Ground.
He is one among the few cricketers to be played first class cricket in 6 different decades. He made his last appearence in Ranjit Trophy in 1956-57 in the age 62 scoring 52.
CK Nayudu is the first Indian Cricketer to be honoured with Padma Bhushan.