Former Indian women’s cricket team player and coach Sreerupa Mukherjee aged 65 years died on Thursday morning after she suffered cardiac arrest.
Sreerupa Mukherjee is survived by her husband Paresh Nath Mukherjee and daughter Amrita.
Sreerupa Mukherjee belonged to a sporting family and was a multiple national level player and represented the state in hockey, basketball. She was the first woman cricket selector from Bengal.
Sreerupa Mukherjee had played two ODI’s for India against New Zealand and she was the Bengal captain at that time. She was also the cricket manager of the Indian women’s team during three World Cups of 1993, 1997 and 2000.
Sreerupa Mukherjee was a well-known sports commentator for Doordarshan and All India Radio during mid 1980s and late 90’s.
Sreerupa Mukherjee was to head to Solapur where her daughter Amrita was supposed to participate in the ITF tournament as Amrita is a national level tennis player.
She also served as the joint-director for Sports Association of India in Eastern Centre and recently she was a guest lecturer at the Calcutta University.