Former Bengal cricketer dies

Updated: Aug 28, 2010, 17:40 PM IST

Kolkata: Former Bengal wicketkeeper Gopal Chakraborty died after a renal failure last night, family sources said.

Chakraborty was 74 and is survived by wife Kamala and son Goutam.

He had represented Bengal in seven matches under the captaincy of Pankaj Roy.

Former employee of the South Eastern Railway, Chakraborty was admitted to the BNR Hospital after he developed renal complications a few days ago, his son Goutam said.

“There was electrolyte disbalance and a swift deterioration in his health for the last four days. There was renal failure and he breathed his last around 9 pm last night,” Goutam told reporters.

Chakraborty was BNR captain and later coached Tollygunge Agragami.