Veteran sports journalist and commentator Kishore Bhimani, 81, died of sudden cardiac arrest on Thursday in Kolkata. He was suffering from a number of health complications for the past one month. Following which he was admitted to Woodland Multispecialty Hospital on Tuesday. His only son, Gautam Bhimani, is a well-known television personality and a quiz master.
Many journalists and cricket lovers tweeted about the demise of Kishore Bhimani, with Rajdeep Sardesai and other prominent sports journalists as well as TMC MP Derek O’Brien expressing their sadness on Twitter. Calling him a voice of cricket, former Indian cricket Captain Bishan Singh Bedi tweeted Bhimani was one of the good old fashioned cricket writer who was writing like a player. Sports journalist Boria Majumdar also said on twitter Kishoreda was one of his kinds. He will remember with fondness our many interactions.
India Today’s Consulting Editor Rajdeep Sardesai was among those who broke the news of Kishore Bhimani’s death. He wrote in a tweet Bhimani is one of the great commentator, an encyclopaedia on sport and a true cricket enthusiast. Kishore Bhimani has passed away. West Bengal Trinamool Congres MP Derek O’Brien has expressed his grief over the death of Kishore Bhimani on Twitter. He wrote farewell Kishore Bhimani, Cricket journalist and Kolkata lover.
Bhimani, a resident of Kolkata, was one of the foremost figures in the world of sports journalism due to his extraordinary knowledge and interest. He was associated with the English daily The Statesman for a long time. He was also famous for his extraordinary work in the field of literature and got praised from readers for his last published novel, The Accidental Godman. In 2013, Bhimani was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for his decades-long contribution in the fields of media and commentary.
Bimani’s name has long been honored in Indian and international cricket. Bhimani had commentated on the famous Tied Test in 1986. He had a long association with the late International Cricket Council President Jagmohan Dalmiya.