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Featured Image: Deceased footballer Bhaskar Ghosh in a file photo.

Barasat / Midnapore: DENGUE has now claimed the life of a footballer in North 24-Parganas, while his wife is also suffering from the deadly fever.

In a related development, a youth has died of undiagnosed fever in East Midnapore.

Bhaskar Ghosh, 34, a footballer attached to Kolkata’s Surjya Sen Sporting Club and had played for Mohammedan Sporting Club and Kalighat Sporting, was suffering from dengue since 12 November. Ghosh hailed from Rabindra Pally at Khardah in North 24-Parganas.

He was first admitted to Shri Balaram Seva Mandir State General Hospital at Khardah and later relocated to Sagar Dutta Medical College at Kamarhati. But as his condition worsened further, the footballer was shifted to a private nursing home at Belgharia on the northern fringes of Kolkata today morning. He succumbed to dengue at there.

The shock for his family is not over yet as Ghosh’s wife too has been tested positive for dengue. She is undergoing treatment in a hospital at Khardah.

On the other hand, at Tamluk in East Midnapore, a youth has died of undiagnosed fever. Debkanta Mitra, 37, was suffering from fever since 12 November and was admitted to a private nursing home at Tamluk.

After remaining in hospital for five days, he was discharged yesterday afternoon. However, on returning home, Mitra fell ill again making his family rush him back to the nursing home in the night.

As his condition deteriorated, doctors referred him to SSKM Hospital in Kolkata today morning. He passed away while being taken to Kolkata.