Last updated on Mar 23, 2017, 12.59. His passing away is an occasion for Bengal to introspect about decades of othering meted out to so-called ‘non-Bengalis’. Farewell Kishore Bhimani. This xenophobic strain has mutated under Mamata Banerjee. Veteran sports journalist and cricket commentator Kishore Bhimani died at the age of 80, family sources said on Thursday. The chief minister herself has been pushing the Bengal-for-the-Bengali-speaking agenda to stop the phenomenal rise of the BJP in the state. He graduated from St Xaviers’ College and went to study at the London School of Economics. He has been undergoing treatment at Woodlands Hospital in Kolkata for the last one month. "He has been my mentor, a well-wisher, a friend, and an inspiration -- everything to me, at least. Kishore Bhimani, one of Kolkata and Bengal’s most illustrious sons, passed away on Thursday at 81. 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Two of Kolkata's adopted sons - former Test players Arun Lal and Ashok Malhotra - paid rich tribute to the stalwart they knew well for many years. When the news of Kishore Bhimani’s death was published on Thursday, the shadow of mourning fell on the sports world. Veteran sports journalist and cricket commentator Kishore Bhimani died at the age of 74, family sources said on Thursday. Kishore Bhimani, one of Kolkata and Bengal’s most illustrious sons, passed away on Thursday at 81. He is survived by his wife Rita and son Gautam who is also a well-known TV personality. It is rare that an extraordinarily rich intellectual culture co-exists with some of the world’s finest business minds. We provide you with the latest breaking news and videos straight from the entertainment industry. TMC cheerleaders like Garga Chatterjee started petty outfits like Bangla Pokkho (on Bengali’s side), which bullied people whose mother tongue is not Bengali. 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