BCCI president and former India captain Sourav Ganguly. (HT Photo)
BCCI president and former India captain Sourav Ganguly. (HT Photo)

Sourav Ganguly rushed to hospital again with chest pain

Earlier this month, he had to undergo an angioplasty. On January 2, Ganguly was hospitalised for the first time and was diagnosed with three blockages in the coronary artery
By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sameer
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 04:44 PM IST

Former Indian skipper and Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) chief Sourav Ganguly was rushed to hospital again on Wednesday afternoon after he complained of chest pain and uneasiness.

Ganguly wasn’t feeling well since Tuesday evening, a source close to the family said. When the feeling persisted on Wednesday, an electrocardiogram was done which showed some changes, said the source. A PTI report said Ganguly felt dizzy and had “slight discomfort” in the chest. The family then decided to take him to the Apollo Gleneagles Hospital in eastern Kolkata, said the source.

The Kolkata Police created a green corridor to facilitate smooth passage for Ganguly. After reaching the hospital in a car, Ganguly, 48, walked inside. His wife, and brother Snehasish Ganguly were with him. Snehasish, 55, underwent angioplasty at the same hospital last week.

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Earlier this month Ganguly underwent angioplasty at another hospital. On January 2, he had to be hospitalised after “chest discomfort, heaviness of the head and a spell of dizziness while performing physical exercises in the home gymnasium,” according to a release from Woodlands Multispeciality Hospital then. He had a stent inserted in the right coronary artery and discharged on January 7 with further treatment needed in “two-three weeks” on two more blockages.

Noted cardiac surgeon Dr Devi Shetty had come down to Kolkata to examine him. Opinions were also sought from doctors in Mumbai, Chennai and New York.

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