Kekoo Nicholson, president of the Cricket Club of India (CCI), passed away last morning at Parel’s Global Hospital of a liver ailment
Kekoo Nicholson, president of the Cricket Club of India (CCI), passed away last morning at Parel’s Global Hospital of a liver ailment. He was 63. He had been ailing for sometime, and in his absence, the club was being run by vice president Premal Udhani. He said, “The CCI is officially in mourning… the club has cancelled all functions till Thursday as a mark of respect for Kekoo Nicholson.”
Udhani said, “On Thursday evening, we will hold a meet in the club, ‘Remembering Kekoo’, where members will speak about their association with him and the memories they shared with him. We do not want to call it a condolence meet. This is because Kekoo was full of laughter, full of life.”
Udhani said this was the first time in the history of the club that a president had passed away while in office. Nicholson had been CCI president for three and a half years and his term would have ended in September 2018. “The club will function the way it has for the past few days. Post the ‘Remembering Kekoo’ meet, we will decide on a day to hold a meeting, when the 15-person club committee will officially elect a president to complete Kekoo’s term till September,” added Udhani. Nicholson was the first cousin of ex-chairmen of the RWITC Dr Cyrus Poonawalla and Zavaray Poonawalla. He was also the owner of Selvel.