Mumbai: BCCI President N Srinivasan on Thursday offered condolences on the death of former Cricket Board chief P M Rungta, describing him as an "invaluable guide."

"Mr. Rungta was an individual who lived and breathed cricket. He served the BCCI with distinction as its President, and was an invaluable guide in later years. He will always be missed," Srinivasan said in his condolence message.

Rungta died here on Thursday after prolonged illness at his residence. He served as the BCCI President between 1972-73 and 1974-75.

Known as 'Bhaiji' to his friends and close acquaintances, Rungta continued to be involved with the BCCI affairs for several years.

Rungta's brother Kishan is a former cricketer and ex-chairman of the national selection panel while his son Kishore is a former treasurer of the Board.

(Agencies)

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