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BCCI president Dalmiya passes away in Kolkata

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By Sourav Kumar Mondal

BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya passed away at the age of 75 at BM Birla Heart Research Institute, Kolkata on Sunday evening after suffering from a massive cardiac arrest. He was admitted to the hospital three days ago after he complained of chest pain.

After being admitted in the hospital, he underwent a coronary angiography and treated for clotted arteries.

According to the hospital sources, he died of internal gastrointestinal bleeding and internal organ failure.

Cricket Association of Bengal sources said, “At 6pm in the evening his condition deteriorated and shortly afterwards he suffered a massive cardiac arrest from which he could not recover”.

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee also expressed grief on the loss of the veteran sports administrator. She said, “Sad. Dalmiya ji passes away. He was a giant amongst sports administrators, a true lover of Bengal. On my way to pay my respect. RIP”.

Dalmiya took the position of BCCI president in March after a gap of 10 years. He is considered one of the sculptors who have shaped and transformed cricket into a global sport. He joined BCCI in 1979 and played a pivotal role in bringing the event of World Cup to India in 1987.

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