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20 September, 2015

BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya passes away in Kolkata

  • BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya died in a Kolkata hospital on Sunday evening.
  • Jagmohan Dalmiya had suffered heart attack three days back and was admitted to a hospital. 
  • He underwent an angiography on Thursday night following chest pain. 
Introduction of Jagmohan Dalmiya 

Jagmohan Dalmiya, (30 May 1940, born in Calcutta (now Kolkata) – 20 September 2015), West BengalIndia, was an Indian cricket administrator. He was also nicknamed in the media as the Machiavelli of Indian cricketmaster of realpolitik, themaster of comebacks and so on. He was the President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India and Cricket Association of Bengal. He has previously served asPresident of the International Cricket Council. He was also a businessman from the city of Kolkata. 

Awards and recognition

In 2005 he was awarded the International Journal of the History of Sports Achievement award for administrative excellence in global sport.
In 1996, the BBC declared him to be one of the world's top six sports executives. WhenAustralia and West Indies refused to play in terror-scarred Sri Lanka during the 1996 World Cup, he conjured up a united India-Pakistan team in a matter of days to play friendlies against Sri Lanka there. In 1991, when the boycott of South Africa officially ended, he arranged a tour of the South African cricket team in India that went a long way in helping them shed the stigma of apartheid.
Australian cricketer and commentator Ian Chappell has said of Dalmiya: "He has a vision for the game’s progress that I haven’t heard enunciated by any other so-called leader among cricket officials." 

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