One of the most recognizable cricket voices in the country before the turn of the century, Bhimani was also famously in the commentary box during the historic tied Test between India and Australia in Chennai in 1986.
He was honoured with the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ at the 2012 H&G Clinic Journalism awards for his unmatched contribution to the media industry and sports commentary.
The unfortunate news saw an outpouring of condolence messages and tributes from the cricket and media fraternity.
Cricket legends like Bishan Singh Bedi expressed their grief.
“RIP Kishore Bhimani..he was one of the good Old Fashioned Crkt writer who took Crkt writings like a player who takes to playing…Condolences to his Spouse Rita & Son Gautam.. GodBless All Always.. Fondly,” Bedi tweeted.
@ClaytonMurzello RIP Kishore Bhimani..he was one of the good Old Fashioned Crkt writer who took Crkt writings like… https://t.co/xYBb3jXoRU
— Bishan Bedi (@BishanBedi) 1602742494000
Possibly my first experience of Test cricket as a kid on TV had Kishore Bhimani as the commentator. That baritone v… https://t.co/mFPFw1YJBt
— Nilanjan Datta (@DattaNilanjan) 1602746358000
Saddened to hear of the passing of Kishore Bhimani. He was not only an accomplished journalist but was such a lovel… https://t.co/mTCU6gQaE4
— Kuldip Lal (@diplal) 1602745104000
Saurashtra Cricket Association mourns sad demise of renowned #journalist and #commentator Kishore Bhimani. His serv… https://t.co/HjqSFq4cSx
— Saurashtra Cricket (@saucricket) 1602747534000
Saddened hearing about our affable friend Kishore Bhimani passing. A true romantic of sport. #kishoreda
— shishir hattangadi (@shishhattangadi) 1602742833000