Mr. Monotosh Roy – Indian Bodybuilders
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Monotosh Roy (1917 – 29 June 2005) was an Indian bodybuilder, who held the Mr Universe title in Group III Amateur Division in 1951. Roy was the first Asian to be awarded the Mr. Universe title.
Mr. Monotosh Roy - Career Bodybuilder
In1939, he competed in his first bodybuilding competition, but did not fare well. He resolved for success and engaged himself in further practice.
Career Achievement in Bodybuilding
• In 1939, he won the East Indian Bodybuilding Championship.
• In 1947, he won the All India Bodybuilding Championship.
• Mr. Universe title in Group III Amateur Division category.
In 1951, Roy traveled to the United Kingdom and participated in the Mr. Universe competition. He won it and audience at the competition were mesmerized by his muscle display. They queued up for his autograph and even waited up to two and half hours for his autograph. Following his victory at the Mr. Universe competition, he was felicitated at the India House by the Indian High Commissioner.
After his return to India he acted as a trainer in many physical culture clubs. He used to train fitness and yoga to celebrities. He founded the Indian Bodybuilding Federation in 1958. He was also the founding member of Asian Bodybuilding Federation.
He also wrote a few books on Yoga. He conducted bodybuilding programmer that were telecast in the Doordarshan. He set up several several bodybuilding and yoga centers in Kolkata.
After his death his multi gym is run by his son Moloy Roy, a recipient of the Arjuna Award and eight time Mr. India. After his death the Sports Minister and PWD Minister visited his residence and promised them to rename the Barrackpore Trunk Road after him.