PTI, Kolkata: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday spoke to BCCI president and former Indian cricket team captain Sourav Ganguly who underwent angioplasty after suffering a “mild” heart attack, and enquired about his health.
Official sources said Modi also spoke to the cricket administrator’s wife Dona Ganguly.
Sourav Ganguly is admitted to a hospital in Kolkata. The prime minister wished him a speedy recovery.
Ganguly is stable and his health parameters are normal, doctors said on Sunday.
The cricket icon was diagnosed with three blocked coronary arteries on Saturday, following which a stent was inserted in one to remove the blockage.
Sourav Ganguly suffered from chest discomfort while doing tread mill at his home gym. He had family history of IHD OE 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,” the medical bulletin of Woodlands Hospital read. It also stated, “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.”
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee tweeted that Ganguly suffered a “mild cardiac arrest” and wished him a speedy recovery.
“Sad to hear that @SGanguly99 suffered a mild cardiac arrest and has been admitted to hospital,” she tweeted. “Wishing him a speedy and full recovery. My thoughts and prayers are with him and his family!” she added. The chief minister also visited Dada at the hospital on Saturday.
Sourav had met West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankar recently at the Raj Bhavan in Kolkata. “This was just a courtesy call,” he had said after emerging from talks. “Don’t speculate. The governor has not seen Eden Gardens yet,” he had said.