Kalyan Mitter passes away

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By Staff Reporter
  • Published 17.08.13

Calcutta: Former Bengal all-rounder Kalyan Mitter passed away early Friday morning. He was 79 and suffering from leukaemia.

Mitter played 51 first-class matches for Bengal and Bihar in a career spanning from 1953 to 1969. An attacking right-hand batsman and off-spinner, he scored 1,698 runs and took 50 wickets.

Mitter played in two Ranji Trophy finals — 1955-56 and 1958-59. He also coached Bengal for two seasons — 1992-1993 and 1993-94. In the second occasion, Bengal reached the final but lost to Mumbai. He also served as Eden curator.