BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya dies at 75, PM and President condole his death


Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Jagmohan Dalmiya, who was admitted to a hospital in Kolkata on Thursday after complaining of chest pain, died on Sunday evening, hospital sources said. He was 75.

The veteran cricket administrator was admitted to the B.M. Birla Hospital on Thursday night.

On Saturday only, his condition was described as stable.

Doctors attending to Dalmiya said on Saturday morning that the BCCI chief was responding to medicines and was in a stable condition. But they said he would still be under constant monitoring.

President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled his death.

“Heartfelt condolences on the passing away of Shri Jagmohan Dalmiya,” said a tweet from the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Modi posted on Twitter: “My thoughts are with the family of Shri Jagmohan Dalmiya in this hour of grief. 

West Bengal chief minister, Mamata Banerjee said, “Sad. He was a giant amongst sports administrators, a true lover of Bengal. On my way to pay my respect.”

A statement by BCCI said, “BCCI condoles the sudden demise of our president Shri Jagmohan Dalmiya.”

Sachin Tendulkar tweeted, “Heartfelt condolences to family,friends of Dalmiya ji. Had met him in June. little did I realise that it would be the last.”