Veteran Bengal cricket administrator Samir Dasgupta dead

Kolkata, Nov 23 (IANS) Samir Dasgupta, former Assistant Secretary of the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) and veteran team manager of the state’s Ranji Trophy team, breathed his last at a city hospital here on Wednesday.

The body of Dasgupta, 75, was taken to Victoria Club, East Bengal ground and then to the B.C. Roy Clubhouse at the CAB before it was taken on its last journey.

“I have known Mr. Samir Dasgupta for several years now. He was a perfect gentleman and a warm human being. It is difficult to come to terms with his sudden death. My heartfelt condolence for his near and dear ones,” said CAB President Sourav Ganguly.

“I have known Mr Samir Dasgupta from the time of my father. He has always served the association tirelessly. Besides being an expert in man-management, he was a warm and honest human being. His sudden and untimely death is most unfortunate and has left us grief stricken. May his family get the courage to deal with this tragedy,” said CAB Joint Secretary Avishek Dalmiya.

“I have known him for over 30 years. His contribution to CAB was huge. I have no words to express my grief. My prayers are with his family,” said CAB Treasurer Biswaroop Dey.