The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly was one of the many who had to bear the brunt of Cyclone Amphan, but was fortunate that the only damage it caused at his house was the uprooting of a mango tree.
Ganguly, who lives in a palatial bungalow in the Behala area of Kolkata, had to save the age-old tree at his house which got uprooted due to the cyclone.
The former India captain posted a couple of pictures on his social media account, revealing details of the damage the cyclone caused to the tree.
“The mango tree in the house had to be lifted, pulled back and fixed again .. strength at its highest,” Ganguly wrote.
The mango tree in the house had to be lifted, pulled back and fixed again .. strength at its highest pic.twitter.com/RGOJeaqFx1
— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) May 21, 2020
Cyclone Amphan wreaked havoc in West Bengal and Odisha after making landfall on Wednesday evening, causing destruction to life and property in eastern India and Bangladesh, with at least 84 casualties in both countries.
Widespread damage to property has been reported in several coastal villages, towns and cities, including Kolkata and Howrah. Amphan, the most powerful cyclone to hit West Bengal in over a decade, left a trail of destruction with devastated villages, uprooted trees and bridges washed away.
Most deaths were caused by trees uprooted by winds that gusted up to 185 km per hour (115 mph), and a storm surge of around five metres that inundated low-lying coastal areas when the cyclone barrelled in from the Bay of Bengal on Wednesday.
Since making landfall, Cyclone Amphan, which was designated as a super cyclone at its peak intensity, weakened and was downgraded to a cyclonic storm by the India Meteorological Department on Thursday morning. Though it has weakened now, Cyclone Amphan was generating winds of up to 170 kilometers (105 miles) per hour with maximum gusts of 190 kph (118 mph) when it made landfall.