Who is Sana Ganguly: Days after Sourav Ganguly, ex-cricket team captain and present President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), recovered from COVID-19, his family members, including his daughter Sana, have tested positive. As per reports, 20-year-old Sana is experiencing mild symptoms and is in isolation. Ganguly’s wife Dona has tested negative for COVID-19.
Ganguly’s COVID-19 test turned up a positive result approximately two weeks ago and the 49-year-old was admitted to hospital in Kolkata. He was discharged on December 31.
As per ANI, at least four family members of Ganguly have tested positive for COVID-19 following his own negative test result. A week ago, Sana and Dona had tested negative for the virus as well.
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Sana, 20, hails from West Bengal and is trained in classical dancing like her mother Dona, as per reports. Active on social media herself, Sana is also a recurring star on her father’s Instagram profile where he shares glimpses of the bond the two share.
Sana shot to limelight most prominently in 2019 in the wake of violence at Jamia Millia Islamia University in Delhi at the peak of the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protests. The police crackdown on campus had sparked a wave of consequent protests and agitation across the country. Read more here.
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At the time, on her social media, Sana shared an excerpt from The End of India by Khushwant Singh. “Every fascist regime needs communities and groups it can demonise in order to thrive. It starts with one group or two. But it never ends there. A movement built on hate can only sustain itself by continually creating fear and strife… No one is safe. We must realise this if we hope to keep India alive,” her Instagram story read, as quoted here.
Her post had stirred controversy and ultimately led to Sana taking it down. Her father took to Twitter, meanwhile, to write, “Please keep Sana out of all this issues .. this post is not true .. she is too young a girl to know about anything in politics.”