Kolkata, September 21: Board of Control for Cricket in India President Jagmohan Dalmiya took his last breath after a prolong illness, who was admitted in hospital after he complained chest pain passed away at a city hospital following a massive cardiac arrest.
“On behalf of all the members of BCCI, I wish to submit our condolences to the bereaved family of Mr. Dalmiya. 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 Anurag Thakur.
The 75-year-old Dalmiya was admitted to the city's B M Birla Hospital on Thursday night after which he also underwent a coronary angiography. Dalmiya has not been keeping well for a while now and was not actively taking part in the day-to-day functioning of the BCCI.
From Sachin Tendulkar to VVS Laxman, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, everyone mourned the death of the veteran cricket administrator.
Dalmiya took over the reins of the BCCI for a second time in March, after a gap of 10 years, when he got a walkover in the elections. But he has been ailing since then, and his health has deteriorated further over the last few weeks.
BCCI condoled and said, “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.”