Ashis Roy

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Birthday
1, 1932
Birthplace
India
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
1, 1932 (age 86)
Birthplace
India

About

Runner who became the first man from India to compete in more than 100 marathons, a feat made all the more remarkable by the fact that he did not take up running until he was in his 50's. He detailed his passion for running in his book The Joy of Running, released in 2011.

Before Fame

He served in the Indian Air Force for 21 years, achieving the rank of Wing Commander. He then began practicing cardiology in New Delhi in 1978.

Trivia

He named the Best Sports Person of the Year by the Union Ministry of Social Welfare in October 2012.

Family Life

His father is sports organizer Sudha Sindhu Roy and his son is a banker.

Associated With

He and Fauja Singh are both famous marathon runners from India.