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FULL NAME: Devashish Mahanti

NICK NAMES: Devoo, Pipi

BORN: 23rd December,1963 at Cuttack, Orissa

FAMILY: Son of Late Bhairab Chandra Mahanti and Gitanjali Mahanti, Devashish has two brothers namely Kharavela (Reader in History) and Sabyasachi (businessman)

MARITAL STATUS: Married Sashmita on 23rd November,1986. They have two daughters namely Ayesha (a PG student in Mass Communication) and Ahaana (studying in the class 10th)

PRESENT ADDRESS: Gampas Plastech Pvt.Ltd, 44-49 Ganeswarpur Industrial Estate, Januganj, Balasore-756019, Orissa

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION: BA (Hons) from St.Stephen`s College, Delhi University


TYPE OF PLAYER: Left-handed top-order batsman and occasional right-arm fast medium bowler

FIRST COACH: Late Col. Hemu Adhikari

EARLY CAREER: Started playing cricket since childhood

FIRST CLUB: Fresher`s Club, Cuttack


First-class debut: 1984/85 Delhi vs Bombay

Last First-class match: Orissa vs Assam in 1989-90

First-class career span: 1982-83 to 1989-90

List-A span: 1985-86 to 1987-88



First-class: 25 matches, 36 innings, twice not out, total 1,112 runs, highest score 128, average 32.70, one century, seven half-centuries, eight catches.

List-A: 4 matches, 4 innings, 0 not out, total runs 115, highest score 50, average 28.75, one half-century.


First-class: 25 matches, 82 overs, 203 runs, 4 wickets, best bowling 4/35, average 50.75.

List-A: 4 matches, 18 overs, 91 runs, 2 wickets, best bowling 2/54, average 45.50.

MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT: Challenge of playing on the worst possible wickets in Orissa at the risk of grave physical injury.

HOBBIES :Writing, reading and machine designing


  • Represented East Zone twice each in Deodhar Trophy and Duleep Trophy

  • Represented India under-22 against Clive Lloyd`s West Indies in1983

  • Represented India under-25 against Allan Border`s Australians in 1985

  • Represented Delhi and North Zone in Cooch Behar Trophy (under-19) tournament between 1980 and 1982

  • Represented Delhi in CK Nayudu Trophy (under-22) Tournament between 1982 and 1985

  • Represented Delhi University between1982 to 1985 in Rohinton Baria Trophy

  • Represented North Zone University in Vizzy Trophy between 1982 to 1985

  • Represented Delhi in Ranji trophy in 1984-85.

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