BCCI president Dalmiya dies

September 21, 2015

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Jagmohan Dalmiya passed away on Sunday. He was 75 years old. He is survived by his wife, son Abhishek and a daughter, reports ABP online.
Dalmiya was in city’s BM Birla Hospital since Thursday night after he complained of chest pain and breathing troubles. Dalmiya began his second term as BCCI president last March. But he was ailing since then, and his health deteriorated further over the last few weeks.
Dalmiya had served the BCCI for 36 years. He became treasurer of the organisation in 1983 and
was instrumental in helping India host the 1987 and 1996 World Cups. He also served as ICC President in 1997.
‘BCCI condoles the sudden demise of our president Shri Jagmohan Dalmiya,’ BCCI twitter handle said after the demise.
‘Sad. Dalmiya ji passes away. He was a giant amongst sports administrators, a true lover of Bengal.,’ said West Bengal chief minister Mamata Benerjee.

-With New Age input

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