Former BCCI Prez Bishwanath Dutta Passes Away

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Kolkata: Former BCCI president Bishwanath Dutta passes away in the early hours of Monday. He was 93 years old and suffering from lungs infection. Beside cricket, he also served as an administrator of the Bengal Football Federation. He breathed his last on Monday morning after a prolonged illness. The Bengal sports fraternity has mourned his death.

The veteran cricket administrator was the BCCI president in 1989. He also served as president of the Cricket Association of Bengal from 1986 to 1991. After his success as a sports administrator, he was able to find his successor later on. While in power, Biswanath Dutta brought Jagmohan Dalmiya to the cricket administration of Bengal. Dalmiya, who came to CAB holding his hand, later took the Indian and world cricket to the top of commercial success.

Remembering the veteran cricketer,CAB President and former Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly described Dutt as a‘master administrator’.”It is a massive loss. It is a void very hard to be filled,” Ganguly said.

In addition to the president, he has embellished several posts of CAB. Dalmia took the baton from his hand. In 1988, Biswanath Dutt was elected president of the BCCI. Dutt is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter.

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