Jagmohan Dalmiya passes away

  • A massive heart attack

Primepost News Desk

The 75-year-old Jagmohan Dalmiya, known as one of the finest cricket administrators India has ever produced, had suffered a major heart attack a few days ago. The BCCI president, died on Sunday night at the BM Birla hospital in Kolkata, where he had been admitted after a massive heart attack a few days back. He had faced concerns around his health since starting his second term as president in March.

A long-serving cricket administrator, BCCI President Dalmiya had since 1979 worked his way from the CAB to president of the ICC and twice headed the BCCI. He is widely credited with being one of two BCCI officials responsible for India’s emergence as world cricket’s financial powerhouse and the tributes pouring in from across the globe bore witness to the breadth of his relationships.

As a visionary and a father figure of Indian cricket, Mr. Dalmiya worked towards the development of the game of cricket in India. The cricketing fraternity will miss him dearly,” said BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur. “Mr. Dalmiya played a significant part in positioning Indian cricket at the global level and the astute administrator in him, guided Indian cricket to greater heights. His untiring efforts will be remembered for generations to come and his contribution to Indian cricket will remain unparalleled.”

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee rushed to the hospital to pay her last respects.

“Sad, Jagmohan Dalmiya ji passes away. He was a giant amongst sports administrators, a true lover of Bengal. On my way to pay my respect. RIP,” Banerjee tweeted.

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