Salim Durani, the stylish India cricketer of the 1960s known for his six-hitting prowess, passed away at the age of 88 in Jamnagar, Gujarat on Sunday. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid his respects, calling Durani "a cricketing legend, an institution in himself" who made a key contribution to India's rise in the world of cricket. He also remembered Durani's association with Gujarat, where he played domestic cricket for Saurashtra and Gujarat. Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur said Durani inspired a generation of cricketers in India, while BCCI Secretary Jay Shah called him "one of Indian cricket's crown jewels." Although Durani scored just one century, his uncanny ability to score sixes on public demand and his stature as a domestic giant made him one of the cricketing icons of the country.