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Former Cricketer Kalyan Mitter Died

Aug 17, 2013 15:07 IST

Former Bengal Cricketer and Coach Kalyan Mitter passed away on 16 August 2013 in Kolkata. He was 79. Kalyan Mitter's first class career spanned from 1953 to 1969 during which he played 51 matches for Bengal and Bihar during which he scored 1698 runs and also took 50 wickets.
 
Kalyan Mitter was also associated with women's cricket and its development in the West Bengal.

An aggressive right-hand batsman and an off-spinner,  Kalyan Mitter coached Bengal (1992-94) and during his last season (1993-94).

Kalyan Mitter also served as a curator for Bengal in the mid-90s, and in the first season of the IPL. He was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement award by the Cricket Association of Bengal in 2011.

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