The Indian cricket Boss Jagmohan Dalmiya and financial powerhouse of Indian cricket game, has died on Sunday after his return from the helm of the national board.
Jagmohan Dalmiya , 75-year-old president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) died after falling critically ill with a heart condition last week in a hospital in his hometown of Kolkata.
According to the BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur comment,
“The greatest sports administrator of India has passed away, an era ends,” said on Twitter.
His death triggered an outpouring of tributes, including from the legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
“My feelings are with the family of Shri Jagmohan Dalmiya in this hour of grief. May Shri Dalmiya’s soul rest in peace,” Modi said on Twitter.
“Worked hard for the game of cricket and excelled as an administrator,” Tendulkar wrote on Twitter.
Indian cricket Boss Jagmohan Dalmiya Dies @ 75
Dalmiya, who was also a former head of the International Cricket Council, presided over a dramatic increase in India’s financial muscle during previous stints at the helm of the BCCI after negotiating mega broadcast deals.
He returned to the post of BCCI president in March but was subsequently dogged by health problems and had been absent from a number of recent board meetings.
Dalmiya was dumped by the BCCI in 2004 over allegations of financial irregularities buthe returned earlier this year after his successor Narayanaswami Srinivasan was forced out by a corruption scandal.
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