Jagmohan Dalmiya, the BCCI president has died at the age of 75. He was admited to a city hospital after getting a cardiac arrest. The doctors declared him dead on Sunday evening.
He is survived by his wife Chadralekha, daughter Vaishali, and son Abhishek. He left them in the family and has been in the hospital for the last three days because of pain in the chest.
On Thursday night, he underwent a coronary angiography after being getting admitted to BM Birla Hospital.
BCCI President Jagmohan Dalmiya Dies At 75 Due To Heart Attack In Kolkata
“He had a massive gastrointestinal tract hemorrhage. The doctors made all their efforts but, he died due to the bleeding at 8.45pm,” said Dr. Anil Mishra of BM Birla Hospital.
“Jagmohan Dalmiya was being treated but became unstable in the morning. The board of the doctors decided to do an angioplasty in the afternoon. Meanwhile, when he was stablising, suffered massive gastrointestinal hemorrhage which led to a lot of bleeding. He succumbed to the bleeding at 8.45pm,” Dr Mishra said in his official medical bulletin.
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The doctor confirmed for placing two stents in Dalmiya’s heart. His death has crashed the cricket community into a grief. Several celebrities, eminent personalities, and cricketers shared their reactions on Twitter condoling his demise.
President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi were two of the first to share the news on the micro-blogging platform.
My thoughts are with the family of Shri Jagmohan Dalmiya in this hour of grief. May Shri Dalmiya’s soul rest in peace.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 20, 2015
Heartfelt condolences on the passing away of Shri Jagmohan Dalmiya #PresidentMukherjee
— President of India (@RashtrapatiBhvn) September 20, 2015
Dalmiya has been the president of ICC and served the BCCI for a long time at different offices. Career started in 1979, he had occupied top positions in the CAB.
In the recent times, he was not well health wise and thus wasn’t an active participant in the daily functioning of the BCCI.
He was elected as the BCCI president in March 2015 after a long gap of 10 years. He unanimously won the elections. His health was deteriorating over a period of last few weeks and an open secret in the Indian cricket community.
In absense of Dalmiya, Anurag Thakur – the Secreatary took the decisions.
Due to ailing health conditions, he wasn’t able to conduct any BCCI meetings successfully. Infact, he was not able to answer the questions raised against his son in the meeting with the 3-member SC-appointed panel headed by Justice RM Lodha.
Considering his ailing health conditions, dissenting voices raise against him in BCCI itself to remove him for the President post.
It is a great loss to cricket, my personal loss also: Kirti Azad, Former Cricketer pic.twitter.com/imiA6odYKF
— ANI (@ANI_news) September 20, 2015
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