Ankit Kesri

28 Oct 1994
20 Apr 2015
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Former Bengal Under-19 cricket captain Ankit Kesri, who sustained a head injury in an on-field collision during a local game, died at a private city nursing home in Kolkata on Monday. Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) treasurer Biswarup Dey said the 20-year-old promising East Bengal player was injured on Friday in a collision with another fielder while taking a catch during a senior knockout match against Bhowanipore.

Kesri was given mouth-to-mouth resuscitation by another cricketer, S.S. Singh, and then examined by a doctor before being rushed to a private hospital in an ambulance stationed at the Jadavpur University stadium.

The opening batsman, who was also a member of the Under-23 Bengal squad this year, passed away this morning following a massive heart attack, a CAB official said. Ankit’s father Raj Kumar Kesri alleged his son had to be shifted to the nursing home in central Kolkata following the instructions given by a CAB official.


  1. Swapan Das said on April 21, 2015
    Rip brother.
  2. Santosh Sawant said on April 21, 2015
    Sad loss of such young soul
  3. Sohini Singh said on April 21, 2015
    Deepest condolences to his family. Life is so unpredictable.

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