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Sourav Ganguly's ad taken off after healthy oil brand heavily trolled

Sourav Ganguly’s ad taken off after healthy oil brand heavily trolled
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Sourav Ganguly’s ad taken off after healthy oil brand heavily trolled

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Even as Sourav Ganguly recovers from a heart surgery in a Kolkata hospital, Adani Wilmar has stopped all advertisements where the former Indian cricket captain is seen endorsing a well-known brand of a healthy cooking oil

Kolkata: Even as Sourav Ganguly recovers from a heart surgery in a Kolkata hospital, Adani Wilmar has stopped all advertisements where the former Indian cricket captain is seen endorsing a well-known brand of a healthy cooking oil.

The company's move came in response to several posts on social media that disparaged the brand for endorsing heart health and immunity. "Sourav Ganguly undergoes angioplasty after suffering a heart attack even using adani fortune oil."

"Remembering the ad, "40 ke ho gye to kya jeena chhod doge", I wonder the condition of the brand manager of Fortune Rice Bran Oil. Get well soon dada!"

Dr Devi Shetty monitors Sourav's health

Sourav is now stable with no complaint of chest pain or breathing issues, noted cardiologist Dr Devi Shetty said after monitoring the cricket icon's health. The former Indian skipper will be discharged from hospital on Wednesday, he said.

Ganguly was diagnosed with three blocked coronary arteries on Saturday, following which a stent was inserted in one to remove the blockage. Dr Shetty, who flew down to the city in the morning to check on the BCCI president, said the 48-year-old is an "asset" to the nation, and the mild heart attack that he experienced did not cause any damage to his health.

The cardiac surgeon, following his meeting with a team of 13 doctors at Woodlands Hospital here, also said that the batting great can return to normal, as "his heart is as strong as it used to be when he was 20 years old".

"This was not a major cardiac event which would damage his heart. This event will certainly not have any impact on his life in the future. He will be leading a normal life. It will not affect his lifespan," Dr Shetty said.

Thanking the doctors at the medical establishment for providing Ganguly with the "best possible treatment right on time", Dr Shetty further said, "He (Sourav) will be able to participate in a marathon, fly a plane or chase any of his dreams or aspirations without this (mild heart attack) causing any set back. He can get back to cricket if he wants to. He can even exercise like a normal person."

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