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Governor wishes Shinjini a speedy recovery

West Bengal Governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi wishes a speedy recovery to teenage dancer Shinjini Sengupta, and says he was distressed to learn of her illness.
PTI | By HT Correspondent, Kolkata,
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2008 04:28 PM IST

West Bengal Governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi on Tuesday wished a speedy recovery to teenage dancer Shinjini Sengupta, now under treatment at Bangalore's National Institute of Mental Health And Neuro-Sciences, saying he was distressed to learn of her illness.

"I am distressed to learn of your illness. Whatever be its cause, I am confident that you will recover and pursue your artistic interests with vigour and without the pressures of artificial competition," the Governor, in a letter, said.

A Class XI student, Shinjini suffered partial paralysis following alleged public humiliation by judges at a reality dance show on May 19 aired on a Bengali private television channel and has lost her speech and movement of her limbs.

Till a month ago, however, she had been participating in teleserial shoots and even appeared in a Bengali film.

Eventhough her parents have blamed the judges for Shinjini's illness, doctors have diagnosed her condition as myeloencephalitis, an inflammation of both the spinal cord and the brain.

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