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

Himanshu Roy

Real NameHimanshu Roy
ProfessionCivil Servant (IPS Officer)
Famous ForAdditional 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 ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Civil Service
ServiceIndian Police Service (IPS)
BatchYear, 1988
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 Birth23 June, 1963
BirthplaceNot Known
Date of Death11 May 2018
Place of DeathMumbai, Maharashtra, India
Age (at the time of death)55 Years
Death CauseSuicide (Shot himself with his service revolver)
Zodiac sign/Sun signCancer
HometownMumbai, Maharashtra, India
SchoolCampion School, Mumbai
College/UniversitySt. Xavier's College, Mumbai
Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI)
Educational QualificationChartered Accountant from ICAI
CasteBengali Brahmin
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
HobbiesPlaying Badminton, Doing Workouts
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital Status (at the time of death)Married
Wife/SpouseBhawna Roy
Himanshu Roy With His Wife
ChildrenNot Known
ParentsNames Not Known
Favourite Things
Favourite Actor(s)Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar
Favourite Police OfficerRakesh Maria
Money Factor
Salary (as ADGP Maharashtra)₹37,400-67,000 + grade pay of ₹12,000
Net Worth Not Known

Himanshu Roy

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.