Kolkata: Former Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) pitch curator Prabir Mukherjee passed away today at the age of 86.
He breathed his last on Tuesday night arund 10.30 pm. He began associating with CAB in 1979.
For almost 25 years, Prabir Mukherjee and has also been manager of the East Zone and Bengal teams.
Board of Control for Cricket Association (BCCI) went on to tweet about the curator's passing.
CAB's former curator Prabir Mukherjee passes away at 86. RIP Sir pic.twitter.com/YyISKFthDR— BCCI (@BCCI) June 1, 2016
Many cricket players and personalities paid their respects on Twitter. Yuvraj Singh went on to retweet what BCCI said. Meanwhile, Ambati Rayudu, Manoj Tiwary and Harsha Bhogle went on to tweet about it.
RIP Prabir Mukherjee.. A man who dedicated his heart and soul to the great Eden Gardens. pic.twitter.com/P4XNAOONu7— Ambati Rayudu (@RayuduAmbati) June 1, 2016
Sad to hear the news about Prabir Mukherjee.He was proud of his Eden Gardens wickets and you respect people like that. He had a good innings— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) June 1, 2016
Saddened to hear the passing away of Mr. Prabir Mukherjee, long time curator and ex-secretary at @CabCricket. May his soul Rest in Peace.— Manoj Tiwary (@tiwarymanoj) June 1, 2016
Mukherjee was suffering from liver ailments for the last couple of years.
His mortal remains will not be brought at the Eden Gardens ground - the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) office.