Prabir Mukherjee passed away at the age of 86 Photo Courtesy: IPL Twitter handle
Prabir Mukherjee passed away at the age of 86 Photo Courtesy: IPL Twitter handle

Former chief Curator of Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) Prabir Mukherjee passed away, aged 86 earlier on Tuesday night.  He was a well respected curator around the world and many have expressed their grief over his passing. He apparently had a  severe liver condition to go with his age-related problems . He was in charge of the pitches and the ground of the iconic Eden Gardens for close to 25 years. Prior to his job with the CAB, Mukherjee was an accounts officer in the South Eastern Railways. His last wish was not to take his body to the premises of CAB. This was usually a tradition within the CAB to honour the departed soul so that people can pay their last respects. READ: Controversial curator Prabir Mukherjee passes away

According to Wisden, a family member informed that the veteran curator was not happy with the way he was treated by CAB. In October, the washed out T20 match between India and South Africa saw CAB bosses laying the blame on Mukherjee.  Mukherjee was also criticised after he did not pay head to former India Test skipper MS Dhoni, who had asked him to prepare a spinning track against England in a Test in 2012. He went against Dhoni and as a result India lost the match by 7 wickets, much to their dismay.

He has been associated with the game of cricket from 1952. He was also a goal keeper during his younger days, but all of that came to an end when he met with an accident.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mukherjee was also in charge during the 1987 World Cup and also the semi-final match between India and Sri Lanka, which the hosts lost from a winning position.