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December 13, 2019
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BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya passes away

KOLKATA: The president of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Jagmohan Dalmiya passed away of heart attack on Sunday evening at a city hospital in Kolkata.

Dalmiya, 75, 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.