Veteran sports activities journalist and cricket commentator Kishore Bhimani died on the age of 80, household sources mentioned on Thursday.
He is survived by his spouse Rita and son Gautam who can be a widely known TV persona.
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“He had suffered a cerebral attack a few days back and was undergoing treatment,” a household supply mentioned.
Bhimani was one of the recognised English voices of the 1980s.
Following his loss of life, 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 the good Old Fashioned Crkt writer who took Crkt writings like a player who takes to playing…Condolences to his Spouse Rita & Son Gautam.. GodBless All Always.. Fondly,” legendary Indian spinner Bishan Singh Bedi tweeted.
“Farewell Kishore Bhimani. Cricket journalist and a true lover of #Kolkata,” politician Derek O’Brien wrote on Twitter.
Farewell Kishore Bhimani. Cricket journalist and a real lover of #Kolkata
— Derek O’Brien | ডেরেক ও’ব্রায়েন (@derekobrienmp) October 15, 2020
Bhimani was commentating when Sunil Gavaskar turned the primary participant to achieve 10,000 runs in Test cricket, in the course of the drawn match towards Pakistan in Ahmedabad in 1987.
One of essentially the most 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 remaining moments of the well-known 1986 tied Test towards Australia at Chepauk.
It is alleged 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 every day ‘The Statesman’, was a famous columnist and wrote ‘The Accidental Godman’.
He was the president of Calcutta Sports Journalists Club from 1978 to 1980.