Sourav Ganguly ‘stable and recovering’ after suffering mild cardiac arrest

Sourav Ganguly was shifted to the nearest private hospital after he felt dizzy while exercising on Saturday morning. BCCI secretary Jay Shah confirmed later that he is stable and recovering.

Sourav Ganguly, the current BCCI president and the former India captain, was admitted to a private hospital in South Kolkata after he fell ill on Saturday morning.

According to hospital sources, the 48-year-old felt dizzy while exercising in his personal gymnasium in the morning. Soon after, he was shifted to Woodlands Hospital.

“He was not feeling well last night. However, he decided to continue his morning routine on Saturday and suddenly felt dizzy. The preliminary doctors are trying to identify the cause of this sudden blackout… it might be because of a cardiac problem or any other problem,” a hospital source told

The hospital has already formed a board of specialised doctors for Ganguly’s treatment. “He has some blockage and will do angiography. He may go through angioplasty. He is stable now,” said Cardiac Specialist Saroj Mondol.

“Sad to hear that @SGanguly99 suffered a mild cardiac arrest and has been admitted to hospital. Wishing him a speedy and full recovery. My thoughts and prayers are with him and his family!” tweeted West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee.

BCCI secretary Jay Shah confirmed that Ganguly is stable and recovering.

“Wishing speedy recovery for @SGanguly99 who suffered a heart attack. Gathered from CEO Woodlands Hospital that he is stable,” tweeted Jagdeep Dhankhar.

Former Minister and CPM leader Ashok Bhattacharya said, “Yesterday, I talked with Sourav. He is very fit and fine. I am very much astonished as to how he went through a mild cardiac arrest. We all wish him a quick recovery.”

Earlier in July, Ganguly had gone into home quarantine after his elder brother and CAB joint secretary Snehasish Ganguly had tested positive for COVID-19.

In November last year, he had revealed that he had undergone as many as 22 COVID-19 tests while trying to navigate his professional commitments.

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