The away tie will clash with the Asian Games in September.
Indian sports arena will see many champion performers in the years to come. But it is unlikely that one will see a fighter in the same mould as Paes.
Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan saved three match points in an edge-of-the-seat thriller to prevail over the Danish pair of Frederik Nielsen and Mikael Torpegaard.
Yuki Bhambri and Ramkumar Ramanathan posted comfortable wins on the opening day.
Santana became world No. 1 in 1966, the same year that he won Wimbledon.
Russia secured their third title and first in 15 years.
US Open champion Daniil Medvedev comfortably beat German Jan-Lennard Struff after Andrey Rublev had demolished Dominik Koepfer in the opening singles.
Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic beat Novak Djokovic and Filip Krajinovic 7-5, 6-1 in a decisive doubles clash.
Medvedev sent the Russian Tennis Federation through by beating Sweden's Mikael Ymer 6-4, 6-4 for an unassailable 2-0 lead in the tie.
Serbia had their backs to the wall when Kazakh veteran Mikhail Kukushkin beat debutant Miomir Kecmanovic in a three-hour epic in the first singles rubber.