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Legendary sports journalist and commentator Kishore Bhimani passes away

Kishore Bhimani, notable cricket columnist and observer and who was on air during the 1986 tied Test among India and Australia in Chepauk, passed away on Thursday morning.

Veteran sports writer, columnist and commentator Kishore Bhimani, who was a familiar voice for those who followed Indian cricket on TV in the 1980,  died on Thursday morning, October 15, due to Covid-19.

Bhimani was hospitalised at the Woodlands Hospital for around a month after contracting the virus.

Kishore Bhimani was one of the most famous and regarded columnists in the nation.

He is best associated with being on air during the tied Test of 1986 among India and Australia in Chepauk. In his more than three-long term cricket discourse and news coverage stretch, Bhimani was met with numerous honours.

Lifetime accomplishment grant

In the 2012 H&G Clinic Journalism grants, Bhimani was met with the renowned Lifetime accomplishment grant for his commitments to news-casting and cricket analysis.

At the point when he acknowledged the Lifetime accomplishment grant, Bhimani referenced the enthusiasm that he had for the field.

He had said: “It is believed that journalists should not be bestowed with awards as they can’t take sides and favours. But this award is different. I owe this to my countless friends in sports and other fraternities.”

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The Accidental Godman by Kishore Bhimani

He wrote the book The Accidental Godman, which was much well-received by the readers. He had penned ten other books—eight on cricket, one on the growth of the collaboration industry in India, and a novel Cocktail Insurgency.

This book is about a youthful ruler with a turbulent and savage foundation who finds, thus, religion, sex, and at last the exciting snapshots of political force. It is set in an ashram with a lot of strict and semi strict characters around.


Numerous writers and cricket darlings tweeted about the death of Kishore Bhimani, with Rajdeep Sardesai and other noticeable games columnists just as TMC MP Derek O’Brien communicating their trouble on Twitter.

Ravi Shastri had shared an intriguing story over Kishore Bhimani.

He said, “I remember how spot-on his comments were. He had once slammed me for a wrong shot on crease during a test in Eden Gardens and the same evening we shared drinks at his residence. And our ties remain so till this date.”

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Gaurav Kalra tweeted, “Remember being on a show with Kishore Bhimani when India won at Lord’s in 2014…I recall saying, when India first won a test at Lord’s in 1986 there was a Binny in the XI and a Bhimani in the press box…the same scenario has repeated today! He laughed heartily! RIP sir.”

He studied at the London School of Economics focusing on International discretion.

After which he functioned as a columnist in The Statesman composing on legislative issues, occasions, and highlights.

At the same time, he edited cricket editorials around the globe beginning in 1976 at Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad, South Africa, Pakistan, and Australia.

He had given thousands of hours to the profession.

He was interviewed by The Lodha Commission in 2016 about the battle between The Cricket Board and The Courts of Law.

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The Lodha Commission of three extremely regarded Judges set out efficiently to uncover certainties about match and spot-fixing, irreconcilable circumstances, wagering in the game, abuse of intensity and position, political obstruction, and the entire matter of basic lacks which tormented the game.

Quickly on the radar was the issue of Srinivasan heading up the Board as likewise possessing the Chennai Super Kings through his organisation India Cements close by the matter of the wagering of colossal entities by Meiyappan.

According to Bhimani, matches cannot be fixed but influenced. He also respectfully suggested legalising betting as the likes of England, Australia, and South Africa. This would keep the betting game legalised and the game going.

One of the stalwarts of cricket commentary, he will be terribly missed and his extreme zeal and commitment remembered.

Soumya Das
A postgraduate in English from The English and Foreign Languages University, Soumya possesses a knack for collecting critical information as well as putting it out in a structured manner. She believes that a firm and unwavering opinion on varied things, along with the capability of critical judgment is of paramount importance. A lover of offbeat books and movies, Soumya really wishes to make a difference in this morbid dystopia that we live in.


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