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Sourav Ganguly discharged from hospital after cardiac surgery


Indian cricketer and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly on Sunday was discharged from the Apollo Gleneagles Hospital in Kolkata after he underwent his second cardiac surgery in a month. The team of doctors which took care of Ganguly is hopeful that he will make a full recovery.

He was admitted to the hospital on Wednesday and on Thursday, he underwent another angioplasty. Two more stents were implanted by a team of senior doctors to clear his blockage in the arteries. The hospital said that the 48-year-old cricketer is stable and doing fine. Hundreds of youngsters were waiting outside the hospital to greet him as he was leaving for his home.

Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had on Thursday visited the hospital to meet the cricketer and his family.

Triple vessel disease

Ganguly, 48, was diagnosed with ‘triple vessel disease’ earlier this month. Triple vessel disease is an extreme form of coronary artery disease developed when the major vessels supplying blood to the heart are damaged mainly because of cholesterol deposits and also due to inflammation.

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The former cricketer suffered chest pains while exercising in his gym on Saturday morning. He was rushed to Woodlands Hospital. The batting great was diagnosed with three blocked coronary arteries following which a stent was inserted in one to remove the blockage. The surgery was done at Woodlands Hospital.

After a few days of stay at the hospital, Ganguly was discharged.

Speculations about Sourav Ganguly joining politics

Notably, speculations are rife that Sourav Ganguly might soon join the BJP that is leaving no stone unturned to woo voters in Bengal where Assembly elections are scheduled in April-May. However, there is no official announcement in this regard. The entry of Ganguly in the saffron party is likely to provide it the much-required boost ahead of the Assembly election.


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