Spin wizard Erapalli Prasanna was on Friday awarded the Castrol Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to Indian cricket.
Prasanna was handed over a trophy and a cheque of Rs.500,000 by former India captain Ajit Wadekar and Naveen Kshatriya, Castrol India Limited's managing director, at a function here.
"It is indeed an honour to receive this award so many years after I have retired from active cricket. Awards like these recognise the effort and achievements that cricketers have put in," said Prasanna.
He bagged 189 wickets in 49 Test matches between 1962 and 1978.
The Castrol Junior Cricketer of the Year Award was given to Piyush Chawla, for his consistency in the domestic and junior levels and woman fast bowler Jhulan Goswami was awarded with the Castrol Special Award for her performance during the Indian team's recent tour to England.
The Castrol Cricketer of the Year Award and other awards will be given away at another ceremony in Johannesburg in December during the India-South Africa series.