Former BCCI president Biswanath Dutt, best known in Indian cricket fraternity as Jagmohan Dalmiya’s mentor, passed away on Monday after suffering from acute lung infection.
Dutt was the BCCI president in 1989 after a six-year stint as the vice-president of the parent body from 1982-88.
He was 92. He is survived by his daughter and son Subrata Dutta, who is the senior vice-president of All India Football Federation.
“His illness began with urinary tract infection on September 10. In a week’s time, his lungs got severely infected with fluid accumulation and couldn’t recover anymore. His passed away at our (Bhowanipore) residence at 4.07 am on Monday morning. He would have turned 93 on October 10,” his son Dutta told agencies.