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Cricket lover Samir Dasgupta no more
23rd November 2016
A cricket lover, a gentleman and a CAB veteran Samir Dasgupta breathed his last at a city hospital today. He was 75.
His mortal remains were taken to Victoria Club, East Bengal ground and then B C Roy Clubhouse at the CAB before it set off for the last journey.
He was one of the most successful team managers for Bengal and was loved by all the cricketers spreading two decades. He was also the Assistant Secretary of CAB from 2003 to 2005.
CAB president Sourav Ganguly paid his tribute to Mr. Dasgupta.
“I have known Mr. Samir Dasgupta for several years now. He was a perfect gentleman and a warm human being. It is difficult to come to terms with his sudden death. My heartfelt condolence for his near and dear ones,” said CAB President Sourav Ganguly.
CAB Jt Secretary Avishek Dalmiya, who is not in town, said over telephone, “I have known Mr Samir Dasgupta from the time of my father. He has always served the association tirelessly. Besides being an expert in man management, he was a warm and honest human being. His sudden and untimely death is most unfortunate and has left us grief stricken. May his family get the courage to deal with this tragedy."
“I have known him for over 30 years. His contribution to CAB was huge. I have no words to express my grief. My prayers are with his family,” said CAB treasurer Biswaroop Dey.
“He was a perfect gentleman and someone who always had the good of CAB in his heart. May his soul find eternal peace and his family get strength to cope with the sudden demise,” said Jt Secretary Subir Ganguly.
Bengal Skipper Manoj Tiwari expressed grief saying, “This is most shocking. I can’t believe it. May his soul rest in peace.”

Arindam Basu