Prannoy Roy

Prannoy Lal Roy (born 15 October 1949) is an Indian journalist and media personality. He is the co-founder and executive co-chairperson of New Delhi Television (NDTV) along with his wife Radhika Roy. Roy was born in Calcutta to a Bengali father who was the Chief Executive of the Indian unit of a British company and an Irish mother who was a teacher. He attended The Doon School, Dehradun. He later won a scholarship to Haileybury and Imperial Service College in the UK for his A-levels and qualified as a British Chartered Accountant, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (England and Wales) and has a PhD in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics. Graduating with First Class Honours from Queen Mary College, London, Roy continued his academic career to earn a PhD from the Delhi School of Economics. His academic awards include the Leverhulme Trust (UK) Fellowship, Queen Mary College Prize for results at BSc and an OPOS Scholarship at the Doon School to study at Haileybury College.[citation needed] His paternal grandfather Paresh Lal Roy was called the 'father of Indian Boxing'. Paresh Lal Roy's younger brother Indra Lal Roy was the first Indian Ace, the first Indian pilot of Royal Flying Corp during World War I. Prannoy Roy married his school friend Radhika Roy and they have a daughter Tara Roy together. He is a cousin of Indian author Arundhati Roy.


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