Balu Alaganan passes away
Former Tamil Nadu skipper R Balu Alaganan passed away yesterday. Alaganan (87) was ailing for quite some time before he breathed his last at his residence.
He is survived by his wife, two daughters and a son. Alaganan led the Tamil Nadu side in the Ranji Trophy in 1954-55 when they won their first title. Besides being a commentator, he served as the vice-president of Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) for 25 years (1961-1986) and then went on to become the president in 1988.
“Alaganan was a very popular personality in the field of Tamil Nadu cricket. It will not be an exaggeration to call him the ‘Prince of Tamil Nadu cricket’ because he was one in every sense of the term. His passing away has robbed the TNCA of a senior statesman.”