Jab they met: Love story of Sourav Ganguly & Dona Ganguly
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Sourav and Dona were next door neighbours, but their families didnt exactly like each other. Thje road ahead was fraught wth danger.
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Sourav went to St. Xavier's School in Kolkata, while Dona studies at Loreto Convent.
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The two fell in love while still in school, but their respective families were against their relationship.
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Ganguly proposed to Dona before leaving for his career-defining England tour.
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Sourav scripted a dream debut at Lord's while Dona went on to take up Odissi dance.
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Sourav apprached one of his friends, Maloy Banerjee, to facilitate his marriage with Dona.
The three went to Registrar's office too, but deferred the plan as media had got a whiff of the proceedings.
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Later, on August 12,1996, Ganguly invited the registrar at Banerjee's place and married Dona.
A 23-year old Sourav Ganguly quietly proceeded to tour Sri Lanka, without breaking thye news of his weddibg to 20-year old Dona to media or family.
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When the families finally came to know about Sourav and Dona's wedding, there was widespread resentfrom both sides.
Later however,both the families decided to accept the couple.
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On Feb 21, 1997, the couple was married again with complete rituals.
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