"He passed away at around 9 pm," Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) treasurer Biswarup Dey said. The veteran cricket administrator, 75, was admitted to the BM Birla Hospital on Thursday night and shifted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). He also underwent a coronary angiography with his condition remaining stable for close to three days.

Credited with turning the gentleman's game into a global sport of big money and a reach well beyond its traditional bastions, Dalmiya's death was widely mourned. President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled his death and extended their condolences to his family.

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Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar tweeted, "Heartfelt condolences to the family & friends of Jagmohan Dalmiya. Had met him in June. Little did I realise that it would be the last. Will always cherish his encouragement & support over the years. Worked hard for the game of cricket & excelled as an administrator," tweeted. "Was touched by his efforts to make my penultimate Test at Eden Gardens very special. RIP Jagmohan Dalmiya," he added.

"Saddened by Mr. Dalmiya's death. Immense contribution to Indian and world cricket. A huge loss. Always a players man! Condolences to family!" posted former India captain and leg-spin great Anil Kumble on Twitter. “Dalmiya Ji's contribution to Indian cricket was immense. He was an astute administrator & a visionary. His demise is a huge loss to Indian cricket," added former Indian batsman V.V.S. Laxman.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee rushed to the hospital along with city Mayor Sovon Chatterjee to pay her last respects. CAB officials and former cricketers too reached the hospital. "He was a giant amongst sports administrators, a true lover of Bengal," said Banerjee, announcing he will be accorded state honours.

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