Mumbai: BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya did not die due to a massive heart attack as it is widely reported in the media. This was revealed by his cardiologist Dr Anil Mishra.
Speaking exclusively from Kolkata on Monday morning, the doctor said, "Dalmiya died of stomach hemorrhage. He responded well to the medications for his cardiac problems and was more stable after the two stents were put on Sunday morning, but the internal bleeding started in the afternoon and he could not survive thereafter."
"He came with a heart problem to the hospital and was gradually improving but died of internal bleeding. There was hardly any time for him to recover and the case was finished within 25 minutes," Mishra added.
"Yes, I am aware he was a workaholic man and also read the news that he was discussed to be honoured as a ‘Chief Patron’ by the Indian cricket board. Sadly, this could not happen. The body was taken to his home on Sunday night," the doctor said.
Dalmiya's last-rights are scheduled to take place at Keoratola crematorium. It is one of the largest cremation grounds situated at Tollygunge Road, Kalighat in Kolkata. "I am not aware about the timings of his funeral but may go there to pay the last homage." Mishra said.
Bangladesh Cricket Board president is away but a delegate from the Board is likely to attend the funeral.
Owing to his illness, Dalmiya could not approve the teams selected by Sandeep Patil and company in Bengaluru. It has been mandatory for the BCCI president to approve the team before being announced....