Mumbai, Jul 12: Former Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President PM Rungta died here on Thursday after prolonged illness, the Cricket Board said.
Rungta passed away this morning at his residence, said BCCI CAO Prof Ratnakar Shetty.
He served as the BCCI President for a three-year term between 1972-73 to 1974-75.
Known as 'Bhaiji' to his friends and close acquaintances, Rungta continued to be involved with the BCCI affairs for several years.
Rungta's brother Kishan is a former cricketer and ex-chairman of the national selection panel while his son Kishore is a former treasurer of the Board.
"Mr. Rungta was an individual who lived and breathed cricket. He served the BCCI with distinction as its President, and was an invaluable guide in later years. He will always be missed," Mr. N. Srinivasan, President, BCCI, said.
"The BCCI owes a lot to Mr. P.M. Rungta. He served the Board with distinction, as President, and in several other capacities. He worked hard to make Indian cricket a force to reckon with. May his soul rest in peace," Mr. Sanjay Jagdale, Hony. Secretary, BCCI, said.