Kishore Bhimani veteran journalist & cricket commentator passes away
Veteran journalist and cricket commentator Kishore Bhimani passed away today.
Kishore Bhimani studied international diplomacy at the London School of Economics after graduating from St Xavier's College, Kolkata. He went into journalism as a prolific writer on world affairs. Accidentally getting involved with cricket, he travelled the world, writing and commentating on the great game. He has worked in different capacities in television as anchor, interviewer, commentator, and has written, edited, compiled several books.
He was spot on with his comments when he occupied the commentator’s box. His booming voice can always be remembered and his knowledge and his contribution to the game of cricket is unforgettable. In 2012 Kishore Bhimani was given the lifetime achievement award for his decade’s long contribution in the fields of media and commentary. He was not just a sport journalist and commentator but also a person who lent his voice to many commercials in English and documentaries. His brother Harish Bhimani too is blessed with a golden voice and has lent his voice for many advertisements.
In the days of test cricket, he was always in the commentary panel at Eden Gardens and spoke with impeccable English. Being a great writer, he has also penned a book “The Accidental Godman “He was part of the commentary panel in the tied test at Chepauk between India and Australia.