Indian bridge player Robi Roy passed away

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)

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