BCCI chief Sourav Ganguly buys Rs 42 crore mansion in Kolkata: What we know
- BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has bought a new mansion in Kolkata
- His new property on Rawdon Street cost him Rs 42 crore
- Ganguly currently lives in Behala
After spending 48 years at his residence on Biren Roy Road in the southern locality of Behala, the legendary Indian cricket captain told the press that he would leave with a heavy heart.
"I am happy to have my own home. Living in the central area will be convenient. But it’s hard to leave the home where I lived for 48 years," the BCCI president told reporters after news of his property acquisition went public.
While details are scant at the moment, Ganguly reportedly bought the 23.6 kottah plot on Rawdon Street from Gujarati owners, with the Indian Express naming businesspersons Anupama Bagri, her uncle Keshav Das Binani, and his son Nikunj as the property's previous owners.
Several publications also reported that Ganguly will co-own his new property, with the other co-owners being his mother Nirupa Ganguly, wife Dona, and daughter Sana.
The property already has a bungalow and lots of open space, but News18 reported that Ganguly and his family plan to give it a complete makeover: while details about their plans are not known at the moment, local real estate experts told the press that the road's width will prevent the BCCI president from erecting anything resembling a tower.
The Indian Express, meanwhile, reported that Ganguly has plans to demolish the extant building and build a new mansion, something that is permissible on the road as per laws.
While the neighbourhood of Behala is known for being a closely-knit community largely dominated by middle-income groups, Rawdon Street is a much more sophisticated neighbourhood that is home to some of the city's elite.