Jagmohan Dalmiya, President of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), passed away on 20 September 2015 in Kolkata, West Bengal following a brief illness. He was 75. Dalmiya is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter.
As a cricket administrator, he was known as the architect for the rise of Cricket in India and its financial superpower. Dalmiya was involved with the BCCI for more than three decades and had started his journey as its treasurer in 1983 before becoming its secretary.
He became BCCI president in 2001 and continued till 2004. And later again in March 2015, he became President of BCCI for second time. Dalmiya had also served as President of the International Cricket Council (ICC) from 1997 to 2000. He was first Indian and first Asian to head the ICC.
Dalmiya was a key figure in bringing the 1987 and 1996 cricket World Cups to the Indian sub-continent.
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