Jagmohan Dalmiya India's Greatest Sports Administrator -- Tributes Pour In For Late BCCI Boss

Updated: 21 September 2015 11:43 IST

Jagmohan Dalmiya, BCCI president, died in Kolkata at the age of 75 on Sunday. Tributes poured in from all quarters as players, past administrators and important politicians paid tribute to the Iron Man of Indian cricket politics.

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Jagmohan Dalmiya was the greatest sports administrator in India, according to Anurag Thakur, the secretary of the BCCI. © PTI

Kolkata:

Jagmohan Dalmiya, the president of the Board of Cricket Control in India, died in Kolkata on Sunday. He was 75 years old. He had served the organization for 36 years. He became treasurer in 1983 and was instrumental in helping India host the 1987 and 1996 World Cups. He also served as ICC President in 1997. (Jagmohan Dalmiya dies in Kolkata)

Following his death, tributes have poured in from several quarters of the cricket fraternity. Administrators, commentators, former players and politicians have all taken to twitter to condole the death of Dalmiya. The current secretary of the BCCI, Anurag Thakur, has stated that Dalmiya was the greatest sports administrator in India and with his death, an era has ended. (Dalmiya: the man who ended white domination in cricket)

Here are a list of tributes from other famous personalities

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