The resident of MS Dhoni’s original Ranchi house gives out interesting details
Updated - Mar 16, 2017 11:03 pm
Former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, as known to all, spent his entire childhood living in a cramped eight by ten feet room house, situated in the MECON Colony in Ranchi’s Doranda area.
His father Pan Singh Dhoni, a pump operator in MECON, lived in the small rooms of a two-storied building which was located within the complex of MECON’s staff quarters.
The resident of this small house is now Lalit Kumar Singh, who bought it after Dhoni and family shifted to their own flat in a posh area of Ranchi. The 40-year old spoke to OneIndia. “We came to this place in 2013. Since then we also seem to have got celebrity status for several people used to come here and watch this building, where India’s cricket star Dhoni spent his childhood days.”
Probably the only pro Dhoni enjoyed living in the small house was that his school – DAV Jahar Vidyamandir was only five minute’s walk from his home. The former Indian skipper still visits his school where he learnt playing cricket under the guidance of Keshav Banerjee.
According to Lalit Singh, Dhoni’s real residence was used in the shooting of Dhoni’s biopic. After getting through the senior Indian squad for the first time in 2004, the residential address had to be changed. He was rewarded by MECON with a better house within the company’s quarters opposite the MECON hospital, reports OneIndia.
Dhoni spent five years in the new house. Interestingly, the security head of MECON said, “Dhoni Sir still comes to this place whenever he passes from this area! That is the beauty of his humility as he has never forgotten his roots.”
Later In 2009 Dhoni shifted to Harmu Housing colony from the MECON quarters.
Lalit Singh said, “Dhoni has built up a fort-like three-storied building in Harmu Housing. From outside this building does not looks like a fort at all. But it has got swimming pool, net practising field, ultra-modern gym and even a five-star hotel has been constructed inside the building.”