BCCI chief Dalmiya dead

Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Jagmohan Dalmiya, who was admitted to a hospital here three days ago 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 that he was responding to medicines and was in a stable condition, but added he would still be under constant monitoring.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee rushed to the hospital to pay her last respects.

“Sad. Jagmohan Dalmiya ji passes away. He was a giant amongst sports administrators, a true lover of Bengal. On my way to pay my respect. RIP,” Banerjee tweeted.

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