Veteran sports activities journalist and cricket commentator Kishore Bhimani died on the age of 74, household sources mentioned on Thursday.
He’s survived by his spouse Rita and son Gautam who can be a well known TV persona.
“He had suffered a cerebral assault a number of days again and was present process therapy,” a household supply mentioned.
Bhimani was probably the most recognised English voices of the 1980s. Following his dying, a pall of gloom descended on the nation’s sports activities fraternity, with tributes coming in from all quarters.
“RIP Kishore Bhimani..he was one of many good Outdated Long-established Crkt author who took Crkt writings like a participant who takes to taking part in…Condolences to his Partner Rita & Son Gautam.. GodBless All At all times.. Fondly,” legendary Indian spinner Bishan Singh Bedi tweeted.
“Farewell Kishore Bhimani. Cricket journalist and a real lover of #Kolkata,” politician Derek O’Brien wrote on Twitter.
Bhimani was commentating when Sunil Gavaskar grew to become the primary participant to achieve 10,000 runs in Check cricket, in the course of the drawn match in opposition to Pakistan in Ahmedabad in 1987.
One of the sought-after Indian cricket writers who can be wooed by British publications within the 1980s, Bhimani was additionally on air in the course of the ultimate moments of the well-known 1986 tied Check in opposition to Australia at Chepauk.
It’s mentioned that Imran Khan, throughout his captaincy days, was an everyday at Bhimani’s residence at any time when he was in Kolkata.
Bhimani had labored for Kolkata day by day ‘The Statesman’, was a famous columnist and wrote ‘The Unintentional Godman’.
He was the president of Calcutta Sports activities Journalists Membership from 1978 to 1980.