The 81-year-old had underwent surgery in London in 2013, was shifted to the ventilator but his health deteriorated.
He played for the Pakistani cricket team in 55 Test matches between the 1952–53 season and the 1969–70 season. He averaged 43.98 scoring twelve centuries. He was the first Pakistani to score a triple hundred in a test match. He was honoured as the original Little Master by the cricket world.