Kolkata, india (BBN)-Tributes have been paid to the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India, Jagmohan Dalmiya, who has died in the city of Kolkata.
Dalmiya, 75, was admitted to hospital on Thursday with chest pains. He died on Sunday evening, reports BBC.
He served as president of the BCCI from 2001 to 2004 and returned to it full-time in March 2015.
Dalmiya was also president of the world governing body, the International Cricket Council, from 1997 to 2000.
A leading cricket administrator in his native Bengal for many decades, Dalmiya joined the BCCI in 1979 and was one of the men credited with bringing the World Cup tournament to the subcontinent for the first time in 1983, four years after India won the trophy for the first time.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the tributes.