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Friday, December 11, 2015

Ex Bengal cricketer Samar Chakraborty passes away

Samar Chakraborty with Kapil Dev 
Veteran cricketer Samar Chakraborty, popularly known as Chaku or Chakuda died on 10 December 2015 (Thursday) at 8.30 AM. After a prolonged period of illness, the 75 years old ex-player of Bengal died in a nursing home. Samar Chakraborty is considered as one of the most successful pacer of Bengal as well as eastern zone. 

Samar Chakraborty represented Bengal, Services and Railways in Ranji Trophy. During the late 60's and early 70's, Samar Chakraborty and Subrata Guha were the most successful pacers in the domestic cricket, as mentioned by Sunil Gavaskar in his autobiography 'Sunny Days'. Samar Chakraborty was expected to represent Indian cricket team in test series against Australia in 1967-68 but due to unknown reason he was dropped from the Australia tour.

During his 11-year career spanning from 1965 to 1976, Samar Chakraborty played 41 first-class matches and picked 139 wickets.

In 2013, The Cricket Association of Bengal had honoured Samar Chakraborty with the Lifetime Achievement award.

Samar Chakraborty was admitted in a nursing home on 3 December 2015 with kidney troubles but he died on 10 December leaving his wife and two sons

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