As Governor of Bombay, ________________ came forward to grant land for the construction of the stadium at preferential rates. The stadium, and indeed the very inception of CCI in the city of Mumbai would never have had an opportunity without him. He took keen and personal interest in the construction of the stadium and paid several visits to the site as soon as work began, but soon thereafter, he had to leave the city to assume a new assignment as Governor of Bengal.
He was, therefore, unable to be present at the inauguration of the stadium.
______________________ died suddenly in 1939 at the age of 44. He did not get an opportunity to see the completion of the project that was so dearly supported and so ardently dreamt of by him.