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Dhoni and wife Sakshi arrive in Kolkata

Last updated on: July 8, 2010 19:45 IST

'Dhoni has a lot of friends in Kolkata'

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Newly-wed Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his wife Sakshi arrived in Kolkata on Thursday from Ranchi to meet friends and relatives.

The couple flew into the metropolis at around 8:45 am and left the airport amid tight security.

"Dhoni has some business deals here and might throw a party before leaving for Chennai in the evening," a close family friend of the Indian captain said.

"Dhoni has a lot of friends in Kolkata and his wife also lived in the city so the duo decided to come here after visiting his hometown Ranchi," the friend added.

The couple is also scheduled to visit the Kalighat Temple later.

Photographs: Reuters


Image: Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his wife Sakshi

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Sakshi used to spend her vacations in Kolkata

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The 23-year-old Sakshi, who hails from Dehradun, used to stay with her parents at the Sundaram Apartments in Alipore.

A former boarding school student of Welham Girls' in Dehradun, Sakshi used to spend her vacations in Kolkata before getting into the Institute of Hotel Management in Aurangabad.

Sakshi did her internship with the Taj Bengal where Dhoni apparently met her.

Sakshi's father, an executive director with a tea company, divides his time between Kolkata and North Bengal as his office is in Kolkata while the gardens are in the Dooars and Terai.

Dhoni married childhood friend Sakshi on July 4 in a private ceremony at a farmhouse, about 25 km from Dehradun, attended only by family members and close friends, including a few of his team mates.


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