24/04/2015 12:37 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

Happy Birthday Sachin Tendulkar: Vintage Photos Of The Nation's Most Loved Sports Star Who Turns 42

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Millions and millions of fans were heartbroken, when 16 months ago, Indian cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar bid adieu to the game.

Fondly hailed by Indians as a "the god of cricket", Tendulkar's autobiography 'Playing It My Way' was released to a tremendous response in November last year.

As Tendulkar turns a year older today, fans from all over the world took to social media to share, discuss and talk about the great sportsperson.

While Time magazine reports that Tendulkar himself is going to be busy shooting a documentary feature on his own life, a photograph released by news channel CNN-IBN shows him deep in conversation with the film’s director James Erskine.

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