Former BCCI president Biswanath Dutta dies at 93

Former president of BCCI Biswanath Dutta, who also held the top post at CAB and IFA, died of old age at 93 on Monday.

He breathed his last this morning, family sources said.

Considered one of the most powerful and able sports administrators ever produced in West Bengal, Biswanath Dutta held the top post at Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) between 1989-1992 after being at the top post of Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) between 77-81 and Indian Football

Federation (IFA) between 1963-1974.

He also held top administrative post at George Telegraph, a sporting body in the city in the last years of his life.

His son, Subrata Dutta, is the senior vice-president of All India Football Federation (AIFF).

Many sports administrators believe Mr Dutta was the man to make passage for Jagmohan Dalmiya into the BCCI, who went on to become its president.

His son, Subrata Dutta, is the senior vice-president of All India Football Federation (AIFF).

 

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