NEW DELHI: Veteran sports journalist and cricket commentator Kishore Bhimani died at the age of 80, family sources said on Thursday. He is survived by his wife Rita and son Gautam who is also a well-known TV personality. "He had suffered a cerebral attack a few days back and was undergoing treatment," a family source said. Bhimani was one of the most recognised English voices of the 1980s. Following his death, a pall of gloom descended on the country's sports fraternity, with tributes coming in from all quarters.
"RIP Kishore Bhimani..he was one of the good Old Fashioned Crkt writer who took Crkt writings like a player who takes to playing...Condolences to his Spouse Rita & Son Gautam.. GodBless All Always.. Fondly," legendary Indian spinner Bishan Singh Bedi tweeted.
Bhimani was commentating when Sunil Gavaskar became the first player to reach 10,000 runs in Test cricket, during the drawn match against Pakistan in Ahmedabad in 1987. Agencies
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