Early Life of Jagmohan Dalmiya
Jagmohan Dalmiya was born on 30th May in the year 1940. Jagmohan Dalmiya was born into a Marwari Bania family based in Kolkata, the capital city of West Bengal. He studied at the Scottish Church College, Kolkata.
Early Career of Jagmohan Dalmiya
Jagmohan Dalmiya started his career as a wicketkeeper, playing for cricket clubs (in Kolkata and had once made a double-century. He joined his father's firm ML Dalmiya and Co. and made it into one of India's top construction firms. His firm constructed Birla Planetarium of Kolkata in the year 1963. In 1996, the BBC declared him to be one of the world's top six sports executives. When Australia and West Indies refused to play in terror-scarred Sri Lanka during the 1996 World Cup, he conjured up a united India-Pakistan team in a matter of days to play friendlier matches against Sri Lanka there. In 1991, when the boycott of South Africa officially ended, he arranged a tour of the South African cricket team in India that went a long way in helping them shed the stigma of apartheid.
Later Career of Jagmohan Dalmiya
Jagmohan Dalmiya joined the Board of Control for Cricket in India in the year 1979, and became the treasurer of BCCI in the year 1983 and later, along with bureaucrat Inderjit Singh Bindra helped to win the right to stage the World Cup in South Asia in 1987 and 1996.
Jagmohan Dalmiya as an Indian Cricket Administrator
Jagmohan Dalmiya had been elected the President of BCCI on frequent occasions. In 1996 he received 23 votes to 13 for Australia's Malcolm Gray in an election for Chairman of the International Cricket Council, but failed to attain the two-thirds majority necessary under the ICC Constitution. However, in the year 1997 Jagmohan Dalmiya was unanimously elected President of the ICC (as the position had been renamed), which office he held for three years. In June 2013, Jagmohan Dalmiya was appointed as the interim president of the BCCI after N. Srinivasan stepped aside till the probe on son-in-law of N. Srinivasan alleged involvement in spot-fixing as the 2013 Indian Premier League was completed.
Death of Jagmohan Dalmiya
Jagmohan Dalmiya suffered a massive heart attack and was admitted to the BM Birla hospital on 17th September 2015. He passed away on September 20, 2015 after a brief illness.