Celebrity Of The Week - Prannoy Roy

Date of Birth: 15-10-1949

Time of Birth: 12:00

Place of Birth: Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Media King and an Indian journalist Prannoy L Roy, Ph.D was born in a Bengali family on 15 October 1949. His bengali father Hurricane Roy was working as chief executive of the Indian unit of a British company, His English/Irish mother was a teacher. Prannoy Roy is the founder of New Delhi Television (NDTV) and is working as Executive Chairperson of the same. Initially, he studied at La Martiniere in Kolkata and then later joined Doon School, Dehradun. He went to Haileybury in UK for his A-levels after winning a scholarship and in 1973 from Queen Mary College, University of London did Bsc in Economics with first class honors. From the Delhi School of Economics he did his Ph.D in Economics. Not only, Prannoy Roy is a qualified Chartered Accountant, he is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (England and Wales).

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