Ganguly suffered a “blackout” after a session at the gymnasium on Saturday morning and was rushed to Woodlands Hospital around 11 a.m. from his Behala residence by the family members. He was first admitted to the emergency ward and given preliminary treatment and put through investigations. He was later taken to another ward at the same hospital after he was stabilised. Doctors said he was out of “any immediate danger”.
A senior hospital official said it was likely that he suffered “a mild cardiac arrest”.
He was working out at the gym at his home when he felt dizzy and experienced chest pain, family members said.
Wife Dona Ganguly and elder brother Snehasis Ganguly, who is also a former first class cricketer, were at the hospital. State sports minister and former state cricketer Laxmiratan Shukla, too, rushed to the hospital, where he was joined by senior Cricket Association of Bengal officials.
Statement on Sourav Ganguly’s condition by Woodlands hospital
“Mr Sourav Ganguly, 48 years old, President BCCI, former Captain of Indian Cricket team and eminent personality suffered from chest discomfort while doing treadmill at his home gym. He had a family history of IHD ØE Ischemic heart disease. When he came to the hospital at 1pm, his pulse was 70/min, BP 130/80 mm of Hg and other clinical parameters were within normal limits. His ECG showed hyper acute ST segment elevation in inferior leads and lateral leads. Echo showed mild inferior wall hypokynaesia with preserved overall left ventricular function. He is stable haemodynamically. He has received loading doses of dual anti platelets and statin and is undergoing primary angioplasty now.”
Dr Rupali Basu, MD & CEO, Woodlands said the hospital will release press bulletin at 5pm.
The state chief minister Mamata Banerjee also tweeted about the development, wishing Ganguly a “speedy recovery”.
Sad to hear that @SGanguly99 suffered a mild cardiac arrest and has been admitted to hospital.Wishing him a speed… https://t.co/OWe02irdZc
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) 1609577009000
The cricket fraternity too queued up on social media to wish good health to ‘Dada’, as Ganguly is fondly known.
Dada , jaldi se theek hone ka.Praying for your quick and speedy recovery @SGanguly99 .
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) 1609577935000
Wishing you a speedy recovery Dada, @SGanguly99 . Praying that you get well soon
— Ajinkya Rahane (@ajinkyarahane88) 1609578019000
Get well soon Dada, gutted to hear about your cardiac arrest, hope you feel better @SGanguly99
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) 1609578417000
As per reports, BCCI President @SGanguly99 has been admitted to Woodlands Hospital, Kolkata.Here’s wishing Dada a speedy recovery 🙌🏻
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) 1609577814000
Praying for your speedy recovery Dada @SGanguly99 🙏 Get well soon.
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) 1609577472000
I wish and pray for the speedy recovery of @SGanguly99. I’ve spoken to his family. Dada is stable and is responding well to the treatment.
— Jay Shah (@JayShah) 1609578198000
Former India captain and current BCCI President Sourav Ganguly suffered a mild cardiac arrest earlier today. He is… https://t.co/LbVvbmgWuM
— ICC (@ICC) 1609578705000
Wishing @SGanguly99 a speedy recovery. 🙏🏼 Get well soon, Dada!
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) 1609578599000
Here’s wishing the BCCI President @SGanguly99 a speedy recovery. https://t.co/EGTcOjtqxA
— BCCI (@BCCI) 1609578393000
Praying for your speedy recovery. Get well soon 🙏 @SGanguly99
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) 1609578867000
Dada @SGanguly99 Get well soon 🙏🙏
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) 1609578781000
Shocked to hear about Dadi! Wishing him a speedy recovery..@SGanguly99
— Wriddhiman Saha (@Wriddhipops) 1609579091000
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— Mohammad Shami (@MdShami11) 1609579033000
Wishing you a speedy recovery Dada @SGanguly99
— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) 1609579882000
Wishing @SGanguly99 a speedy recovery. Take care & god bless!
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) 1609579742000
Wishing you speedy recovery dada @SGanguly99
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) 1609579567000
Wishing @SGanguly99, the Prince of Kolkata a speedy recovery 💜শীঘ্রই সুস্থ হয়ে উঠুন, দাদা 🙏🏼 https://t.co/CXQ3H0HBeN
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) 1609579482000
Wishing Dada @SGanguly99 a speedy recovery 🙏.
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) 1609579459000
Get well soon, Dada 🙏 https://t.co/3383F3B1M9
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) 1609579588000