Former Bengal, Railways cricketer D S Mukherjee passes away

Former Bengal and Indian Railways medium-pacer Durga Shankar Mukherjee died here today following a brief illness.

The septuagenarian cricketer passed away at his north Kolkata residence around 0140 hours, familiy sources said.

Mukherjee (78) was suffering from problems related to old age.

Mukherjee, who was awarded the Kartick Bose Lifetime Achievement Award by Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) in 2007, had eventful playing career during 1958 to late 60s.

The right-arm medium pacer had played both for Bengal and Indian Railways in the Ranji Trophy.

Altogether, he took 88 wickets in 23 Ranji trophy matches. His best performace was 8-46 versus Bihar in Jamshedpur in 1959-60.

The sporting fraternity in the city and the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) condoled the death of Mukherjee.


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