Age: 78 Years
Hometown: Goa, India
Wife: Jennifer Dutton
|Known for||Being the father of Indian tennis player Leander Paes|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Hair Colour||Salt and Pepper|
|Medal record||Men's Field Hockey
• Olympic Games: Won a bronze medal in team in 1972 in Munich
• Hockey World Cup: Won a bronze medal in team in 1971 in Barcelona
|Award||In 2023, Vece Paes was honoured with the 'Unsung Hero' award at the Sportstar East Sports Conclave 2023 in Kolkata.
|Date of Birth||30 April 1945 (Monday)|
|Age (as of 2023)||78 Years|
|School||• Saint Joseph Boys School, Bangalore
• Saint Xavier College, Calcutta-Pre University
|College/University||University of Calcutta|
|Educational Qualifications||• 1965 - 1974: MBBS in Medicine at Sir Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College and Hospital, University of Calcutta
• 1951 - 1962: Saint Joseph Boys School, Bangalore
• 1963 - 1964: Saint Xavier College, Calcutta-Pre University Vece Paes's LinkedIn Account
|Relationships & More|
|Wife/Spouse||Jennifer Dutton (great-granddaughter of Michael Madhusudan Dutt, a renowned Bengali poet)
|Children||Son- Leander Paes (Indian tennis player)
• Jacqueline Christina Paes
• Maria Paes
|Parents||Father- Peter Paes (doctor)
Mother- Marlaque Paes
|Other Relatives||Great Grandfather-in-law- Michael Madhusudan Dutt (a Bengali poet)
Father-in-law- Michael Dutton
Mother-in-law- Ruby Myrtle Nyss
Granddaughter- Aiyana Paes
Some Lesser Known Facts About Vece Paes
- Vece Paes is a former Indian hockey player. He was part of the Indian hockey team in the 1972 Munich Olympics. He is the father of well-known Indian tennis player Leander Paes. Vece is a certified doctor of sports medicine. He also served as the president of the Calcutta Cricket and Football Club.
- Vece used to play as a midfielder in the Indian hockey team. He was a part of the Indian hockey team that won a bronze medal at the 1972 Munich Olympics. Then, 24 years later, his son, Leander Paes, won a bronze medal in tennis.
- His wife, Jennifer Paes, is a former basketball player. She used to be Jennifer Dutton before marriage. She played for India in the 1972 Olympics and was the captain of the basketball team in 1982. She comes from a well-known family in Bengal. Her great-grandfather was a famous Bengali poet named Michael Madhusudan Dutt.
- According to Vece Paes, his mother, Marlaque Paes, belonged to Velim, and his father, Dr Peter Paes, belonged to Assolna in Goa. Vece Paes owns his mother’s big house in Velim, and he often visits there with his family for vacations. They live in Mumbai. Like many other Goan Catholic families from the AVC villages (Assolna, Velim, Cuncolim), Leander’s grandfather, Dr Peter Paes, used to work in Africa. Dr Peter Paes was a doctor in Arusha, Tanzania, for a long time. Later, he came back to live with his son Vece Paes in Kolkata.
- In 1964 and 1965, Vece Paes was preparing for medical studies at Presidency College in Calcutta. From 1974 to 1983, he worked as a general surgeon in the medical field. From 1984 to 2000, he practised corporate medicine and sports medicine in Calcutta.
- Vece Paes was part of the Indian Hockey Team from 1965 to 1972. He participated in the 1972 Munich Olympic Games and the 1971 Barcelona World Cup. Apart from hockey, he also played various other sports like Cricket, Soccer, Hockey, and Rugby at the divisional level. He served as the President of the Indian Rugby Football Union from 1996 to 2002.
- Since 1991, Vece Paes has been serving as a Sports Medical Consultant for the Indian Tennis Association. He then worked with the All India Football Association from 1996 to 2001. He also provides medical assistance to the Indian Olympic Association during the Olympic Games since its beginning in Sydney in 2000 and in Asian Games since its beginning in Hiroshima in 1994.
- Vece Paes is admired in the sports world for his outstanding contributions to the Asian Cricket Council and BCCI. He has done excellent work, especially in overseeing anti-doping education programs.
- In 2022, a match titled ‘Dr Vece Paes Cricket Cup’ was organised in Kolkata that celebrated Vece Paes’ life. Leander Paes, Yusuf Pathan, and Dr Vece Paes were clicked by the media while flaunting their jerseys before the cricket match at the Calcutta Cricket and Football Club.