Amitam Choudhary, former president of Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA) and former chairman of Jharkhand Public Service Commission (JPSC), passed away on Tuesday morning. He has also played an important role in the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). He has held the post of Executive Secretary in BCCI.
According to news agency ANI, Amitabh died due to heart attack. He was admitted to Santevita Hospital in Ranchi itself. He breathed his last in the hospital itself. He was 62 years old. Amitabh Chaudhary has also been the manager of Cricket Team India, IPS officer of Jharkhand cadre of the state government.
Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren has expressed grief over his death. Hemant wrote on his Twitter handle – Received the sad news of the sudden demise of former JPSC Chairman Shri Amitabh Choudhary ji.
Former IPS officer Amitabh ji was also instrumental in increasing the game of cricket in the state. May God give peace to the departed soul and give strength to the bereaved family to bear the loss.
Biography of amitabh chaudhary:
Amitabh Chaudhary was born on 6 July 1960. He was elected chairman of JPSC two years back. He retired from this post on July 5 this year. Amitabh Chaudhary was one of the famous people of Jharkhand who made a different identity in governance, administration, cricket and politics. After doing engineering from IIT Kharagpur in 1985, he became IPS of Bihar cadre after clearing UPSC examination. After the formation of a separate state, he got the Jharkhand cadre.
Contested Lok Sabha elections too, but could not win:
In 2002 he became a member of BCCI. He became the President of Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA) in 2005 by defeating the then Deputy Chief Minister of Jharkhand Sudesh Kumar Mahto. After this, he was also the manager of Cricket Team India from 2005 to 2009.
In 2013, he took VRS from the job of IPS. In 2014, Amitabh stepped into politics. Amitabh had also contested the Ranchi Lok Sabha elections from Babulal Marandi’s party JVM after not getting a ticket from the BJP. However, he could not win the election.
After this he was also made the working president of BCCI. He also served as the appointed representative of India on the ICC Board. Amitabh always worked to give world-class recognition to Indian cricket.