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Pankaj Roy Biography, Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : May 31, 2018

Short Biography

Pankaj Roy was born on 31-05-1928 in Kolkata in the state of West Bengal, India. He was an Indian Cricket Player.

Pankaj Roy Complete Bio & Career

Pankaj Roy was born in a Punjabi family where even his brother was a cricket player. Even while going to school Pankaj Roy was always good at sports. Cricket was his special interest which he took up as his career later. 
Pankaj Roy was playing for Bengal Cricket Team in the beginning of his career. Roy scored a total of 33 hundred between 1946 and 1947 on his first-class debut, which in total was a score of 11868. 
Roy started playing for the Indian team as a right-handed batsman. He was playing as an opener batsman for Test cricket. He was first selected for the team when India had to tour to England in 1951. He had hit 2 centuries in the Test series. Pankaj has also established a word record by scoring 413 runs in a partnership with Vinoo Mankad in Chennai in a match against New Zealand which was alive until 2008.
Again in the next summer, he toured England for his second series which was totally contrasting where he got the duck out in 5 out of 7 innings. His top score in all the test series was 173 runs. After this most of his matches was failures. When he was a captain of a test match in 1959 against England the team India lost the match. With continuous failures in his career, he himself came out from his career after very few matches.

Honours & Awards

Padma Shri Civilian Award 1975 Sports

Pankaj Roy was honoured with a prestigious award of the nation Padma Shri Award.

Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

Pankaj Roy died on 04-02-2001 in Kolkata, West Bengal, India at age of 72.

DEATHDAY 4 February,2001 (Friday)
DEATH PLACE Kolkata, West Bengal

Pankaj Roy Family, Relatives and Other Relations

Pankaj Roy was married and the couple had three children. Though his wife’s name is nowhere revealed, one among the three children thy had is Pranab Roy, who also played for Indian Cricket team. Even his brother Nemailal Roy and his nephew Amber Roy have played for the Indian team as batsmen.

Son Pranab Roy

Life's Important Dates Of Pankaj Roy

Body Measurements

Chest Size 42
Biceps Size 12
Waist Size 34
Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town Kolkata , West Bengal
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address Kolkata , West Bengal
School N/A
College N/A
Qualification Graduation
Hobbies Travelling, Listening Music
Marital Status Married


Favorite Color Black, Red
Favorite Place Goa, Dubai
Favorite Food Non Veg Food

Pankaj Roy Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Pankaj Roy was 72 years 8 months & 4 days old age.