Kishore Bhimani a veteran sports journalist and cricket commentator who has died at the age of 80. He is a well-known personality and was living with his wife Rita and son Gautam.
According to a family source, he was admitted to the woodlands multispeciality hospital on 14th September because of health issues. He had suffered a cerebral attack a few days ago and died by following sudden cardiac death. Bhimani is the most recognized English voices of the 1980s.
Indian Spinner Bishan Sing Bedi tweeted, “RIP Kishore Bhimani was one of the good old fashioned cricketers who took cricketer writings like a player who took part in playing. Condolences to his spouse Rita and Son Gautam. GodBless All Always… Fondly.”
Bhimani was the true lover of Kolkata. He was commentating when Sunil Gavaskar became the first player to reach 10,000 runs in test cricket. It was a drawn match against Pakistan in Ahmedabad in 1987.
One of the most Indian writers who wooed by British publications in the 1980s. He was on air during the final moments of the famous 1986 tied test against Australia at Chepauk.
Some reports say Imran Khan during his captaincy days, was a regular at Bhimani’s residence whenever he was in Kolkata. He worked for Kolkata daily, “ The Statesman.” Was a columnist and wrote “ The Accidental Godman.” Moreover, he was the president of Calcutta Sports journalist from 1978-1980.