Sourav Ganguly’s home: A visit to Maharaj’s Behala Palace

It has been six-and-half decades since the Ganguly family has lived at this address.

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2/6 Biren Roy Road  Behala, Kolkata – 700 008. Call it the tiger’s den, the Maharaja’s palace or Sourav Ganguly’s home. It’s a landmark in Kolkata. Nicknamed Maharaj and popularly known as the Prince of Kolkata, it’s only apt that someone of his stature resides in palatial abode. Born in an affluent family, Bengal’s favourite son, Ganguly, was born in Behala on July 8, 1972 and for the past 45 years, he has resided at the same home.

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It has been six-and-half decades since the Ganguly family has lived at this home. Ganguly took his nascent steps as a cricketer at this very home, where he and elder brother Snehasish would practice on a concrete wicket, under the watchful eyes of their father Chandidas.

We have seen numerous pictures of Ganguly’s home and had a brief peak to the interior during Aamir Khan’s visit for the promotion of Three Idiots in late 2009. In this video, released by Asian Paints, Ganguly shows his house to the viewers and takes them though his unforgettable journey.

Aamir’s visit to Ganguly’s home:

Last month, Ganguly launched his book A Century Is Not Enough. In several of the chapters and during the promotions, he has maintained he belongs to a simple and conservative Bengali family, and despite the riches, glories and globe tottering over the years, it’s his home where he finds the ultimate solace.

Ganguly retired from international cricket in 2008. However, the former Indian captain is far from being free. Donning multiple hats as a cricket administrator, commentator, analyst, businessman, show host, etc., Ganguly continues endorsing multiple brands and remains one of the most respected and admirable figures in the sport.

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