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Farokh Engineer Biography, Age, Height, Weight, Family, Wife, Children, Facts, Wiki & More

Updated On : February 25, 2023

Short Biography

Farokh Engineer was born on 25-02-1938 in Mumbai in the state of Maharashtra, India. He is an Indian Cricket Player & Referee.

Other Name: Farokh Maneksha Engineer, Dikra Farookh, Rooky, Brylcreem Boy
Other Professions: Referee

Farokh Engineer Complete Bio & Career

Farokh was the one who is still remembered for his flamboyance and the one who was courageous to attack the best of bowlers in the world. When all the Indian batsmen used to duck the bouncers, Engineer saw it as an opportunity to score runs. In addition to bat, he was equally agile with his glove work. With his distinctive first class performances during the late 1950s, he forced his way into the Indian Test team in the year 1961. He was instrumental in reviving the fortunes of Indian Cricket team and the team became a force to reckon with when he was at the peak of his career. 
Though he was muscularly built, he was very sharp with his keeping, which was required to tackle the quartet of Prasanna, Venkatraghvan, Chandrasekhar and Bedi. He added to the rich Parsee legacy of Nari Contractor, Polly Umrigar, Rusi Surti and some others. He was the last Parsee to play for team India. No one after him from his community has represented team India. 
Though he made his debut in 1961, for next 5 seasons till 1966-67, he was in and out of the team. In 1966-67 when West Indies toured India, he scored an audacious century, which was his career-defining knock, as, after this knock, he was a regular member of the team till his retirement. After that innings of his, he became the most sought after cricketer and was contracted by the famous brand Brylcreem. 
Post retirement, he took up commentary job and was a commentator during the 1983 World Cup.    

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Honours & Awards

Padma Shri Civilian Award 1973 Sports

Farokh Engineer Family, Relatives and Other Relations

Father Manekshaw
Mother Minnie
Brother Darius Engineer
Sister None
Wife Julie Engineer
Daughters Minnie Engineer, Scarlett Engineer, Tina Engineer, Roxanne Engineer

He was born into a Parsi family a doctor father Manekshaw and a homemaker mother Minnie. He has an elder brother named Darius Engineer. He is married to Julie Engineer. Together the couple has four daughter named Minnie Engineer, Scarlett Engineer, Tina Engineer and Roxanne Engineer.

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Farokh Engineer Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

86 years, 0month, 6 days old age Farokh Engineer will turn 87 on 25 February, 2025. Only 11 months, 22 days, 17 hours,36 minutes has left for his next birthday.

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Farokh Engineer has celebrated the total number of 86 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

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