New Delhi: Cricket fraternity of Sunday paid rich tributes to Indian cricket administrator Jagmohan Dalmiya, who passed away late in the evening in Kolkata.
The BCCI boss, 75, had suffered heart attack on Thursday and was under observation after undergoing a heart surgery. He is survived by his wife, his son Abhishek and a daughter.
Anurag Thakur, the BCCI secretary, was one of the first to condole the loss.
— Anurag Thakur (@ianuragthakur) September 20, 2015
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi spared thoughts for Dalmiya's family.
My thoughts are with the family of Shri Jagmohan Dalmiya in this hour of grief. May Shri Dalmiya's soul rest in peace.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 20, 2015
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee also paid his respect.
Sad. Jagmohan Dalmiya ji passes away. He was a giant amongst sports administrators, a true lover of Bengal. On my way to pay my respect. RIP
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) September 20, 2015
Indian batting maestro, Sachin Tendulkar, said he "Will always cherish his encouragement & support over the years."
Will always cherish his encouragement & support over the years. Worked hard for the game of cricket & excelled as an administrator (2/3)
— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) September 20, 2015
Former India batsman, VVS Laxman hailed him as "a visionary".
Dalmiya Ji's contribution 2 Indian cricket was immense.He was an astute administrator&a visionary.His demise is a huge loss 2 Indian cricket
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) September 20, 2015
Legandary spinner Anil Kumble
Saddened by Mr. Dalmiya's death. Immense contribution to Indian and world cricket. A huge loss. Always a players man! Condolences to family!
— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) September 20, 2015
Renown commentator Harsha Bhogle
Jagmohan Dalmiya was good for Indian cricket at a crucial time; big role in transforming India into a financially powerful cricket nation.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) September 20, 2015
My condolences go out to the family and friends of Mr.Jagmohan Dalmiya.A fine administrator he http://t.co/Co5WqGlBti sir.
— Ashwin Ravichandran (@ashwinravi99) September 20, 2015
International Cricket Council
The ICC extends its deepest condolences upon the passing away of BCCI President and former ICC President Jagmohan Dalmiya
— ICC (@ICC) September 20, 2015
Really saddened by the news of Jagmohan Dalmiya passing away. An administrator with a cricketing heart, RIP Jagguda.
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) September 20, 2015
Sports minister Sarbananda Sonowal
Shri Jagmohan Dalmiya's demise a major loss for cricketing world. My prayers are with his family. Cricket has lost a great administrator.
— Sarbananda Sonowal (@sarbanandsonwal) September 20, 2015