Sunil Kanti Roy

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Sunil Kanti Roy
Born(1944-01-08)8 January 1944
Died8 May 2022(2022-05-08) (aged 78)
Other namesS. K. Roy
Business person
Known forPeerless Group
AwardsPadma Shri

Sunil Kanti Roy (8 January 1944 – 8 May 2022), better known as S. K. Roy, was an Indian entrepreneur, business person and the managing director of Peerless Group, a Kolkata-based conglomerate, which has interests in finance, healthcare, insurance, automobiles and securities.[1] An alumnus of the City College, Kolkata,[2] he took over the responsibilities from his elder brother, B. K. Roy, after his death, as the managing director of the Group in 1985.[3] He is one among the high-net-worth individuals from West Bengal.[4]


Born on 8 January 1944 in Calcutta to Radhashyam Roy, the founder of the residuary non-banking company (RNBC), Peerless Group,[5][6] Roy served as the Managing Director of The Peerless General Finance and Investment Company and chaired the Peerless Developers Limited, Peerless Hotels Limited, Kaizen Hotels and Resorts Limited.[7] He also sat on the board of directors of Peerless Hospitex Hospital and Research Centre Limited, Bengal Peerless Housing Development Limited, Peerless Securities Limited and Peerless Financial Services Limited and has served as a member of the director board of West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation. He was an incumbent member of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) as well as the Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) at their executive committees.[7] The Government of India awarded him the fourth highest civilian honour of the Padma Shri, in 2009, for his contributions to society.[8]

Roy died in Kolkata on 8 May 2022, at the age of 78.[6]

See also


  1. ^ "The New Face of Peerless". Times of India. 13 February 2012. Retrieved 29 February 2016.
  2. ^ Tamal Bandyopadhyay (2014). Sahara: The Untold Story. Jaico Publishing House. p. 412. ISBN 9788184955460.
  3. ^ "All for a cause". The Telegraph. 18 February 2009. Retrieved 1 March 2016.
  4. ^ "The super rich, the Bong and the beautiful". Economic Times. 13 February 2004. Retrieved 1 March 2016.
  5. ^ "Peerless reinvents itself again: to float asset management unit". Live Mint. 7 June 2009. Retrieved 1 March 2016.
  6. ^ a b "Peerless Group managing director Sunil Kanti Roy dies at 78". The Tribune. 9 May 2022. Retrieved 9 May 2022.
  7. ^ a b "Executive Profile". Bloomberg. 2016. Retrieved 1 March 2016.
  8. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2016. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
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