He died a day before his 80th birthday.
Condoling his demise, New Zealand Cricket (NZC) chief executive David White said that the former player was at the centre of the national team at a time it started gaining attention in the international cricket.
"Bevan was at the centre of the New Zealand team at a time it started gaining attention on the international cricket scene for the all the right reasons - in no small part due to his leadership and ability," ESPNcricinfo quoted White, as saying.
Congdon, who made his debut for New Zealand in 1965, appeared in a total of 61 Tests taking 59 wickets over a 13-year test career.
He had also captained New Zealand in 17 Tests, winning one of those matches where he also played a crucial role in the first victory against England 40 years ago. He scored 44 in New Zealand's first innings during that match.
Congdon is survived by his wife Shirley, daughters Ali and Sandy, and grandchildren---Matthew, Joshua, Lily and Reeves.(ANI)