He was 79.
Mitter's first class career spanned from 1953 to 1969 during which he played 51 matches for Bengal and Bihar during which he scored 1698 runs and also took 50 wickets.
A flamboyant right-hand batsman and an off-spinner, Mitter is also remembered for his aggressive attitude while batting.
Later on he repented the fact and admitted that his urge to dominate any bowling had affected his career.
Mitter for the last few years had been suffering from leukaemia.
He also served as a curator for CAB in the mid-nineties and also during the inaugural edition of the IPL. Mitter played in two Ranji Trophy finals (1955-56) and (1958-59).
On both occasions Bengal finished second best to Mumbai (then known as Bombay).
He also coached Bengal for two seasons (1992-1993) and (1993-94). In the second season Bengal reached the final only to lose again to Mumbai.
Winner of CAB's lifetime achievement award, Mitter was also associated with women's cricket and its development in the state.
--IBNS (Posted on 16-08-2013)