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Biswanath Dutt

Biswanath Dutt, who had served a President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) from 1988 to 1990, passed away following a period of prolonged illness, according to a report on Sportstar Live. He was 93. Dutt also served as Chief of the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) and President of Indian Football Association (IFA). Dutt succeeded Srinivasan Sriraman at the helm, and was himself succeeded by Madhavrao Scindia.

Dutt played a crucial role behind the rise of Jagmohan Dalmiya in Indian cricket as well. In 1977, when he was CAB Secretary, Dutt appointed Dalmiya as Treasurer: “We needed someone like him, who could handle every situation. He was an extremely honest person, and most importantly, had the pluck to call a spade a spade. In spite of having a clear stand point, he could unite all forces. That’s what made him popular.” Six years later, Dalmiya was appointed BCCI Treasurer.

Dutt’s son Subrata is currently Vice-President of All India Football Federation (AIFF).