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Jab they met: Love story of Sourav Ganguly & Dona Ganguly

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  • Aug 12, 2013, 14:21 PM IST
Jab they met: Love story of Sourav Ganguly & Dona Ganguly
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New Delhi: The ‘Prince of Calcutta’ was known to be a charmer on the cricket pitch, what with his elegant off-drives against pacers, and rhythmic movements against the spinners making him the most important wicket when on song.

 

Off the field, Ganguly’s love story has charmed generations. The former Indian captain married Dona against the wishes of both the families, but eventually managed to convince them to accept his alliance.

 

As Sourav and Dona celebrate their 17th wedding anniversary today, we get you some lesser known facts about the couple: 

Find out more by clicking on the following slides

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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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