Jagmohan Dalmiya Funeral Pictures | BCCI President Dies of Heart Attack

Jagmohan Dalmiya, the BCCI President is no more following a massive heart-attack. Dalmiya who is credited for making Indian Cricket the most powerful commercial entity died on Sunday night at Kolkata’s BM Birla Hospital. He was 75 when he passed away and is survived by his wife, daughter and son. Jagmohan Dalmiya had the distinction of being the ICC President between 1997 and 2000.

A former treasurer of the BCCI, Jagmohan Dalmiya went on to become the cricket board’s President in 2001. He returned to the same position in March 2015 but Jagmohan Dalmiya health was deteriorating rapidly and did not give him much scope to serve Indian Cricket as a second-time BCCI President.

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During his tenure as a cricket administrator, Jagmohan Dalmiya had been instrumental in achieving several feats which includes taking the Cricket World Cup out of England and hosting it in the sub-continent in 1987, helping South Africa’s re-entry in the cricket world, successfully hosting the 1996 Wills World Cup, helping Bangladesh get their Test Status and many  more.

Jagmohan Dalmiya Funeral Pictures

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Image Caption: People carry the body of the late Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Jagmohan Dalmiya to a crematorium in Kolkata on September 21, 2015. The death of Indian cricket supremo Jagmohan Dalmiya was set to trigger a new leadership battle in the game’s global powerhouse, with experts September 21 predicting vicious infighting between rival factions. AFP PHOTO/Dibyangshu SARKAR/Getty Images)

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Image Caption: Vaishali Dalmiya (R), daughter of the late president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Jagmohan Dalmiya, reacts as his wife Chandralekha Dalmiya looks on as people pays their last respects in Kolkata on September 21, 2015. The death of Indian cricket supremo Jagmohan Dalmiya was set to trigger a new leadership battle in the game’s global powerhouse, with experts September 21 predicting vicious infighting between rival factions. AFP PHOTO/Dibyangshu SARKAR/Getty Images)

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Image Caption: The chief minister of the government of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee pays her last respect to the Jagmohan Dalmiya, the late president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), in Kolkata on September 21, 2015. The death of Indian cricket supremo Jagmohan Dalmiya was set to trigger a new leadership battle in the game’s global powerhouse, with experts September 21 predicting vicious infighting between rival factions. AFP PHOTO/Dibyangshu SARKAR/Getty Images)

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Image Caption: Former captain of the Indian cricket team Sourav Ganguly (L) pays last respects to Jagmohan Dalmiya, the late president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India, in Kolkata on September 21, 2015. The death of Indian cricket supremo Jagmohan Dalmiya was set to trigger a new leadership battle in the game’s global powerhouse, with experts September 21 predicting vicious infighting between rival factions. AFP PHOTO/Dibyangshu SARKAR/Getty Images)

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Image Caption: Former president of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Sharad Pawar pays last respects to Jagmohan Dalmiya, the late president of the BCCI, in Kolkata on September 21, 2015. The death of Indian cricket supremo Jagmohan Dalmiya was set to trigger a new leadership battle in the game’s global powerhouse, with experts September 21 predicting vicious infighting between rival factions. AFP PHOTO/Dibyangshu SARKAR/Getty Images)