Sourav Ganguly returns home
Published: 01:01 PM, 7 January 2021 Updated: 01:08 PM, 7 January 2021
Former Indian skipper and Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly was discharged from hospital and returned home on Thursday.
Hundreds of fans of the 'Maharaj' gathered in front of the hospital on Thursday after receiving the news of his release. The scenario was almost the same in front of his residence on Biren Roy Road in Behala.
“I am absolutely fine and hope that I will resume my work soon,” he told reporters, adding: “I also hope to fly soon.”
The 48-year former Indian captain thanked the hospital staff and well-wishers for his well being during his stay in the medical facility for the past six days.
Sourav Ganguly was supposed to be discharged on Wednesday morning but he told the doctors that he wished to stay back for another day.
On that day, MD and CEO of Woodlands Hospital Dr Rupali Basu said, “He (Sourav Ganguly) slept well. He had his meals and is clinically fit. He wanted to stay back in the hospital for one more day, so he will go home tomorrow.”
The BCCI president was rushed to the hospital last Saturday after he complained of chest pain and dizziness. He was later diagnosed with three blockages in the coronary artery and had to undergo angioplasty for the same. Noted cardiac surgeon Dr Devi Shetty was in Kolkata to examine him on Tuesday. Doctors have advised Sourav Ganguly to undergo the remaining angioplasty after two weeks.