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Sourav is bereaved

Calcutta: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly’s father, Chandi Ganguly, passed away on Thursday.

He was 74 and is survived by wife Nirupa and two sons, Snehasish and Sourav.

He suffered a heart-attack on Thursday evening and passed away on the way to the hospital.

He was closely associated with the cricket administration in the state and served the Cricket Association of Bengal in various capacities, including that of the secretary and the treasurer.

He was also a former chairman of the Board of Trustees.

The association has decided to keep the CAB flag at half-mast on Friday. Also, two minutes silence would be observed as a mark of respect before the start of the Vijay Hazare Trophy East Zone leg match between Bengal and Assam, at the Eden.

In a statement released late on Thursday, the CAB said: “We convey our solace to the bereaved family of Late Chandidas Ganguly and pray to the Almighty for eternal peace to his departed soul. His sudden death is an irreparable loss not only for the association, but also for Bengal cricket.”

Dignitaries from different spheres of life, including chief minister Mamata Banerjee and state’s urban development minister Firhad Hakim, visited the Ganguly residence to pay their respects.

On CAB’s behalf, joint-secretary Subir Ganguly and treasurer Biswarup Dey were present.