Jagmohan Dalmiya, the president of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), passed away at a city hospital on Sunday evening following a massive cardiac arrest. He was 75.
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 has not been keeping well for a while now and was not actively taking part in the day-to-day functioning of the BCCI.
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.
According to sources, BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur and IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla will reach here tomorrow. (Courtesy Times of India)