Himanshu Roy (IPS) Age, Death Cause, Wife, Children, Family, Biography, Facts & More

Real Name Himanshu Roy
Profession Civil Servant (IPS Officer)
Famous For Additional Director General of Police (ADGP), Maharashtra
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.) in centimeters– 188 cm
in meters– 1.88 m
in feet inches– 6’ 2”
Weight (approx.) in kilograms– 100 kg
in pounds– 220 lbs
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black
Civil Service
Service Indian Police Service (IPS)
Batch Year, 1988
Cadre Maharashtra
Major Designation(s) • SP of Nasik (rural) in 1995
• SP Ahmednagar
• DCP Economic Offences Wing, Ahmednagar
• DCP Traffic, Nasik
• Commissioner of Police, Nasik
• Joint Commissioner of Police Mumbai in 2009
• Cyber Crime Cell
• ATS Chief Maharshtra
• Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) of Maharashtra (Planning and Co-ordination)
• ADGP (establishment) Maharashtra
Awards/Honours • Police Medal for Meritorious Service
• 50th Anniversary Independence Medal
Personal Life
Date of Birth 23 June, 1963
Birthplace Not Known
Date of Death 11 May 2018
Place of Death Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Age (at the time of death) 55 Years
Death Cause Suicide (Shot himself with his service revolver)
Zodiac sign/Sun sign Cancer
Nationality Indian
Hometown Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
School Campion School, Mumbai
College/University St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai
Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI)
Educational Qualification Chartered Accountant from ICAI
Religion Hinduism
Caste Bengali Brahmin
Food Habit Non-Vegetarian
Hobbies Playing Badminton, Doing Workouts
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital Status (at the time of death) Married
Wife/Spouse Bhawna Roy
Himanshu Roy With His Wife
Children Not Known
Parents Names Not Known
Favourite Things
Favourite Actor(s) Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar
Favourite Police Officer Rakesh Maria
Money Factor
Salary (as ADGP Maharashtra) ₹37,400-67,000 + grade pay of ₹12,000
Net Worth Not Known

Himanshu Roy

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Himanshu Roy

  • Did Himanshu Roy smoke?: Not Known
  • Did Himanshu Roy drink alcohol?: No
  • Himanshu Roy was the ADGP of Maharashtra and former ATS Chief of Maharashtra.
  • On 11 May 2018, he allegedly committed suicide in his south Mumbai residence. According to reports, he shot himself in the mouth and the wound was visible right up to his skull.
  • Later on, a handwritten-suicide note was found, which indicated that the officer had killed himself out of “frustration” over his health, as he was battling with cancer.
  • After graduating from St. Xavier’s College in Mumbai, Roy enrolled himself at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI).
  • After becoming a Chartered Accountant, Mr Roy started preparing for the prestigious Civil Services.
  • After clearing the UPSC Examination, he became an IPS Officer of the 1988 batch of Maharashtra Cadre.
  • Himanshu Roy’s first posting was as the Superintendent of Police (SP, Rural) in Nasik, Maharashtra.
  • Mr Roy was known for solving several sensational cases of Maharashtra including the firing on Arif Bael (driver of Dawood Ibrahim‘s brother Iqbal Kaskar), the murder case of Journalist J Dey, and many more. Himanshu Roy Solved J Dey Killing
  • It was Himanshu Roy who was behind the arrest of Vindu Dara Singh; during the 2013 Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing and betting case.
  • He was also responsible for the arrest of Gurunath Meiyappan.
  • Mr Roy was credited with setting up Mumbai’s first cyber crime cell. Himanshu Roy And Mumbai's First Cyber Crime Cell
  • Along with Rakesh Maria, Himanshu Roy became the first police officer in Mumbai to be given Z+ security.
  • Himanshu Roy was also known for his stud physique and he was very particular about his workouts. Himanshu Roy During Workout
  • He was a teetotaller.
  • According to sources, he was suffering from bone cancer and had been on sick leave since November 23, 2016.
  • Reportedly, Mr Roy had been abroad for treatment but later suffered a relapse that caused him severe depression.

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