Update : Sep 20, 2015: BCCI President Jagmohan Dalmiya Dies Of Cardiac Arrest – Full report to Follow
KOLKATA (TIP): BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya was rushed to the BM Birla Heart Research Institute he complained of chest pain late on September 17 night.
The 75-year-old veteran cricket administrator has been physically indisposed for quite some time with lot of ailments and was actively not taking any part in the BCCI’s day to day activities.
“Jagmohan Dalmiya was admitted to the BM Birla Hospital after 9 pm after he was brought here with complaints of chest pain. A medical team has been assigned and they are monitoring his health,” a hospital source said.
It has been learnt that Dalmiya might have suffered a cardiac attack due to which he needed to be hospitalised.
During the time of hospitalisation, his son Abhishek Dalmiya is learnt to have accompanied him. Former India captain Sourav Ganguly also rushed from his Behala residence while minister in-charge of sports (West Bengal) Arup Biswas also rushed to the hospital.
The senior officials of local body Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) have also rushed to the hospital.
That Dalmiya’s health has been an issue was an open secret in the Indian cricket circle for quite some time after he took over the BCCI president’s post in March, this year.
Due to Dalmiya’s health conditions, it has been secretary Anurag Thakur who has called the shots.
It has been quite some time that Dalmiya has not been able to properly conduct any BCCI meetings in the near past.
In fact, Dalmiya could not coherently answer any question when he met the three-member SC appointed panel headed by Justice RM Lodha, where his son was prompting all the questions to him.
There has been dissenting voices in BCCI about his failing health and recently there were calls to remove him from the post of president.