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Samir Dasgupta remembered with affection
20th December 2016
Cricket Association of Bengal arranged for a condolence meeting in memory of Mr Samir Dasgupta who passed away on November 23. He was 75.
Dasgupta was actively associated with CAB for a considerable period of time, being the manager of the Bengal squad. He was also the assistant secretary of the organization form 2003-05.
On this occasion CAB President Sourav Ganguly said, “He was a perfect gentleman with an extremely pleasing personality. His untiring effort to develop the game of cricket in the states would always be fondly remembered. He was loved and respected by those around him.”
“No word of condolence is enough for the bereaved member of his family. We pray to the Almighty to give them courage to bear this irreparable loss,” he added. CAB Jt. Secretary Subir Ganguly said: “Samir Dasgupta won friends wherever he went. He was one of the finest managers and an efficient administrator. He loved cricket and lived to enjoy the game. God give strength to his family to bear the loss.”
CAB Jt Secretary Avishek Dalmiya said: “Samir da could be regarded as one of the friendliest administrators the game has seen. He had friends at all levels, starting from young and budding cricketers at Kolkata Maidan to the legends of the game. In the pre-IPL era Samir da managed to rope in Sachin tendulkar for a P Sen Memorial trophy. As a result more than 50,000 people watched a local game.”
“While we miss his presence we sincerely hope and pray that his soul rest in eternal peace,” he added.

Sayan Banerjee