Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Browns in:
 • Crown Hill Cemetery
 • Indianapolis
 • Marion County
 • Indiana
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Roger William "The Rajah" Brown
Birth: May 22, 1942
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Death: Mar. 4, 1997
Marion County
Indiana, USA

Professional Basketball Player. He was a superstar at Brooklyn (NY) Wingate High School, where Connie Hawkins of Brooklyn's Boys' High was his principal rival. Unfortunately, he became involved with Jack Molinas, a man whose legacy included arranging fixes in basketball games. As a result, he was not permitted to play at the University of Dayton, was banned from the NBA, and became a superstar in Dayton's amateur leagues. At age 25 he became the first player signed by the Indiana Pacers of the ABA in 1967. He led the Pacers to three ABA championships, averaging 17.4 points and 6.5 rebounds during an eight-year career. He is the Pacers' third leading scorer with 10,058 career points. His No. 35 is one of three numbers retired by the Pacers (Mel Daniels and George McGinnis are the other two). Because Brown had no available insurance benefits at the time he was diagnosed with terminal liver cancer, the Pacers Basketball Corp. Foundation, Inc. established the Roger Brown Legacy Fund, raising money from former and current players, fans, and Indianapolis area businesses to help defray his medical and funeral expenses. Per Roger's wishes, future funding will be made available in the event such circumstances should afflict other Pacers' players or staff. (bio by: Warrick L. Barrett) 
Crown Hill Cemetery
Marion County
Indiana, USA
Plot: Section 75, Lot 39
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jan 28, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 19845
Roger William The Rajah Brown
Added by: Ron Moody
Roger William The Rajah Brown
Added by: Warrick L. Barrett
Roger William The Rajah Brown
Added by: Warrick L. Barrett
There are 2 more photos not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

I was eleven through sixteen during your top years with the Pacers, and you guys were all so great, and you were the greatest. Something about you went beyond your on court heroics, people really loved you, who didn't really know you, and those who did k...(Read more)
- tjg
 Added: Oct. 16, 2015

- elaine bailey
 Added: May. 22, 2015

- BigLebo
 Added: May. 12, 2015
There are 61 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
Do you have a photo to add? Click here
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (4.0 after 41 votes)

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service