BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya suffers heart attack, admitted in Kolkata hospital

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BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya, who was admitted to hospital on Thursday night after he complained of chest pain, has undergone angiography, hospital sources said.

The 75-year-old has been admitted to the city’s B.M. Birla Hospital.

“He complained of severe chest pain and now has been put in the Intensive Care Unit, doctors are constantly monitoring his condition. He was brought in around 9 pm today (Thursday),” a hospital spokesperson said.

The medical bulletin later revealed that Dalmiya had undergone “coronary angiography”.

“Multiple lesions were observed with total occlusion of the left anterior descending coronary artery,” the bulletin said.

Doctors said he was “being closely monitored in the coronary critical care unit” adding that Dalmiya was brought to the hospital almost six hours after he complained of chest pain.

The veteran cricket administrator has not been keeping well for a while and was not actively taking part in the day-to-day functioning of the Board of Control for Cricket in India.

His son Abhishek Dalmiya was reportedly by his side while being admitted in the hospital. Later Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) officials including former India captain and CAB joint secretary Sourav Ganguly and treasurer Biswaroop Dey too visited him in the hospital.

Dalmiya took over the reins of BCCI in March, after a gap of 10 years after winning the elections unopposed.

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