Dicky Rutnagur, the former sportswriter and radio commentator, has died in London aged 82. Rutnagur covered over 300 Tests in a career that spanned five decades, in which he also reported on squash and badminton.
He co-edited Indian Cricket - Field Annual for eight years starting in the late 1950s before migrating to England in the mid-60s. For about 40 years, Rutnagur wrote about cricket, badminton and squash in the Daily Telegraph. Rutnagur also wrote two books - Test Commentary (India v England 1976-77) and Khans Unlimited (the history of squash in Pakistan).
He was fondly remembered by several former players and his former colleagues in the press box.
Giant crkt writer/comentr Diky Rutnagar dies in Lon unsung-leaves behind rich Parsi culture Joyous crkt moments-RIP Dicky Boy-gr8 to know U!— Bishan Bedi (@BishanBedi) June 21, 2013
How sad to hear of Dicky Rutnagur's passing. Anyone who follows county cricket will have read his reports over decades. Great enthusiast— Jonathan Agnew (@Aggerscricket) June 21, 2013
Just learnt from Bishen Singh Bedi that Dicky Rutnagur, Grand Old Man of cricket journalism (print and broadcast) has died in London. RIP.— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) June 21, 2013
RIP Dicky Rutnagur - one of the finest, nicest, funniest and most acerbic (often in the same sentence) county cricket scribes— MIKE WALTERS (@MikeWaltersMGM) June 21, 2013
Sad to hear the passing away of Dicky Rutnagur, a man with whom I have shared the Press Box. A delightful writer & commentator. #RIP— H.Natarajan (@HNatarajan) June 21, 2013
Saddened to hear of the death of Dicky Rutnagur- a press box colleague for many years-when county cricket was properly covered.— Edward Bevan (@EdBevanCricket) June 21, 2013
Dicky Rutnagur: One of the last great British national newspaper squash correspondents. RIP— Howard Harding (@HowardHarding) June 21, 2013
So sorry to hear of death of Dicky Rutnagur. Many facets of journalism and one of the best of the old school. V kind to me when i started— mike selvey (@selvecricket) June 21, 2013