India's first FIFA Pro Santanu Basu seeks help to fight against Chronic Calcific Pancreatitis

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India's first FIFA Pro Santanu Basu seeks help to fight against Chronic Calcific Pancreatitis
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Santanu Basu is believed to be the country's first FIFA gaming professional. He began gaming when he was only five years old and started playing professionally in 2007. The boy from Kolkata has been participating for more than a decade already and has represented India internationally in 30 nations while also competing locally in around 400 competitions. The most notable achievement of his journey came in 2015, when he finished third in a FIFA e-games competition in Yiwu, China, and was subsequently recruited by the US-based esports company Tempo Storm.

The FIFA pro was diagnosed with acute pancreatitis at an early age and had to undergo surgery when he was just seven years old that confined him to bed for seven months, which is when he decided to convert his passion into a career. Because of pancreatitis, he was able to start his career, but it has now progressed to the point where Santanu is in urgent need of funds for treatment of Chronic Calcific Pancreatitis.

Santanu's fundraiser on Ketto for his Chronic Calcific Pancreatitis Treatment:


My name is santanu basu I have represented India highest number of times in esports across the globe and won several medals for India in gaming. and I am raising funds for my medical expenses. I am suffering from Chronic calcific pancreatitis. We have done all we can to collect the total amount required for the treatment but Rs.700000 ($9,411.20) more is required to pay for surgery and all the medical expenses.

As the amount required is huge, I request you to kindly contribute towards my treatment and help me during this time of need. Each contribution is important!

Please help me raise this amount by clicking on the donate button and sharing this page with your friends and family.

I am grateful for your help and wishes."

Newspaper articles on Santanu Basu: 

The Hindu

The New Indian Express

Daily Mail 

DNA India

Hindustan Times

Financial Express