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Sourav Ganguly Biography, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Facts, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : September 2, 2021

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Short Biography

Sourav Ganguly was born on 08-07-1972 in Behala, Kolkata in the state of West Bengal, India. He is an Indian Cricket Player.

Other Name: Sourav Chandidas Ganguly, Dada, Bengal Tiger, Prince of Calcutta, The God of the Off Side

Sourav Ganguly Complete Bio & Career

Sourav Chandidas Ganguly is a former Indian cricket player and captain. He is considered by all the cricket pundits as one of India's best test captains in recent times. After scoring prolifically in domestic tournaments, he was finally given a big break when India toured England in 1996 soon after the conclusion of 1996 Cricket World Cup. On his debut test, he struck a fine century and more or less cemented his place in the Indian national team. He finally cemented his place after scoring heavily in the next few series against Pakistan, Australia, and Sri Lanka. He won Man of the Match award in all these three series.
He along with Rahul Dravid were involved in a record partnership of 318 against Sri Lanka in the 1999 Cricket World Cup. That partnership is still the best partnership score in the history of World Cup tournaments. After Sachin Tendulkar resigned from the captaincy in 2000, Ganguly was the captain of the national team and it was under his captaincy that Indian team reached the final of the 2003 Cricket World Cup.
After a dispute Greg Chappel and not only had to resign from captaincy but was also dropped from the Indian team. He made a successful comeback and was also a part of the 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup. He was dropped from the One-Day series in Australia in 2008 after which just two days before the homes series against Australia, he announced his retirement and an illustrious cricketing career came to an end after representing India for almost 12 years. He was arguably one of the most successful test captains of India winning 21 tests out of 49 tests that he captained for India. He and Sachin were among the most formidable opening partners of their times. He became the first player from West Bengal to captain the Indian Cricket team. He completed the double of 10000 One Day runs and 100 wickets in One Day Internationals. It was under his captaincy that India who was ranked in ICC ODI’s ranking peaked up to number two rankings. Sourav Ganguly’s contribution to Indian cricket is huge and it was he who believed in the budding players like Harbhajan Singh, Yuvraj Singh, and Virender Sehwag.
He though continued to play in the IPL and played IPL till 2012. Post retirement, he turned commentator and is currently serving as the chairman of CAB (Cricket Association of Bengal). He is also one of the members of CAC (Cricket Advisory Committee) of BCCI. In 2019, he was unanimously elected as the President of BCCI.

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Honours & Awards

Arjuna Award National Sports Award 1997 Cricket
Padma Shri Civilian Award 2004 Sports
He was awarded Arjuna Award and Padma Shri Award by the Government of India in 1997 and 2004 respectively. He was awarded Bangla Bhusan in 2013 by the Government of West Bengal.

Sourav Ganguly Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born to Chandidas Ganguly and Nirupa Ganguly. He has one elder brother named Snehasish Ganguly.He is married to Dona Roy since 1997 and together the couple is blessed with a daughter named Sana Ganguly.

Life's Important Dates Of Sourav Ganguly

Body Measurements

Chest Size 42
Biceps Size 14
Waist Size 34
Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Salt & Pepper

Personal Info

Home Town Kolkata
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address Kolkata, Bengal, India
School St. Xavier's Collegiate School, Kolkata
College N/A
Qualification S.S.C.
Hobbies Travelling
Marital Status Married
Debut Test - vs England at Lord's, Jun 20, 1996
ODI - vs West Indies at The Gabba, Jan 11, 1992
Best Friends Sachin Tendulkar, and Rahul Dravid
Salary N/A
Net Worth $40 Million
Official Website N/A


Bike Collections BMW
Car Collections Mercedes Benz


Favorite Color Blue
Favorite Player Sachin Tendulkar
Favorite Sport Cricket
Favorite Politician Narendra Modi , Mamata Banerjee
Favorite Actress Katrina Kaif
Favorite Actor Shah Rukh Khan
Favorite Place London
Favorite Food Chingri Macher Malaikari and Alu Posto

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Sourav Ganguly

  • He is also known as Maharaj.
  • He was often referred by the commentators as the Prince of Kolkata.
  • He was one of the few cricketers who was born with a silver spoon as his father had a printing business which was 3rd largest in India then.
  • He was originally a right handed batsman but changed his stance very early in his career.
  • He eloped with his wife and then married secretly as both the families were against their relation.
  • He is only the second cricketer to serve as the chairman of BCCI.

Sourav Ganguly Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

51 years, 7months, 15 days old age Sourav Ganguly will turn 52 on 08 July, 2024. Only 4 months, 14 days, 4 hours,49 minutes has left for his next birthday.

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Sourav Ganguly has celebrated the total number of 52 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

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