Kolkata, June 14 (Calcutta Tube / IBNS) Famous Indian bridge player Robi Roy passed away afte protracted illness at his residence in a northern suburb of Kolkata Tuesday.
Known as the doyen of bridge in the country, Roy was 80. He is survived by his wife and a daughter.
Roy startred his career in the card games way back in 1952 and continued till 1993. Besides representing the country in Bridge Olympiad several times, Roy won the pairs event in the Far East Bridge Championship at Tokyo partnering Sudhir Ganguly in 1977 and repeated the feat next year at the same tournament in Delhi partnering M S Tibriwal.
He was also member of the team that won the Ruia Gold Cup six times, Holkar and Singhania trophy, both four times each.
Condoling Roy’s death joint secretary of Bridge Federation of Asia and Middle East Bridge Federation of India Debashis Roy said: “ Roy’s death is a great loss to the bridge fraternity of the country. ”
(Reporting by Manik Banerjee)