Published On: Sun, Sep 20th, 2015

BCCI -chief Jagmohan Dalmiya passes away

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75 year old suffers from massive cardiac arrest

Jagmohan Dalmiya, the president of the BCCI, who was instrumental in making India a superpower in cricket breathed his last in a Kolkata hospital on Sunday he was 75.

Dalmiya was thought to be stable and recuperating after suffering a cardiac arrest last week, but that battle has been, unfortunately, lost, with the BCCI supremo passing away on Sunday evening. Dalmiya was admitted to hospital three days back after he complained of chest pain.

He was admitted to B M Birla Hospital on Thursday night after which he also underwent a coronary angiography.

“Dalmiya died of internal gastrointestinal bleeding and internal organ failure,” hospital sources said confirming the veteran cricket administrators death.

Cricket Association of Bengal sources added: “At 6pm in the evening his condition deteriorated and shortly afterwards he suffered a massive cardiac arrest from which he could not recover.”

Dalmiya took over the reins of the BCCI for a second time in March, after a gap of 10 years, when he got a walkover in the elections. But he has been ailing since then, and his health had deteriorated further over the last few weeks.

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