KOLKATA: Having suffered with a cardiac arrest, the Bord of Control for Cricket in India, BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya has passed away at the age of 75. Dalmiya, in office for the third term as the BCCI president was widely regarded as the man who has shaped Indian cricket as an commercial entity.
Jagmohan Dalmiya was admitted into a hospital in Kolkata after he suffered with chest pain three days back. He underwent an angiography on Thursday night but faced difficulties to recover.
The Doctors team were yet to perform another surgery on Dalmiya, but couldn’t proceed as his medical condition deteriorated. The BCCI president suffered from various ailments since the beginning of his third term in office i.e., from March 2015.
The 75 Year old BCCI president will always be remembered as a man who has striven for making Indian cricket a self sufficient entity. He is considered as the man who has played a major role in shifting the power base in Lord’s to the Kolkata’s Eden Gardens.
His 35 Year old administrative career has seen them all good and bad. He started his career as member in the working committee of the Cricket Association of Bengal. He went on to become the treasurer and subsequently the secretary of the CAB.
He was also the International Cricket Council chairman in 1997, elected unanimously. In 2001, he was elected as the BCCI president in a competitive election, the Times of India reported.
Dalmiya was the interim BCCI chief when the IPL spot fixing scandal broke and he was later on supported by one and all to take up as the president of the BCCI subsequently.