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Tata Group ex-chief Cyrus Mistry dies in road accident

Former Tata Sons chairman Cyrus Mistry was killed in a road accident near Mumbai on September 4.

According to Palghar Police, Mistry was travelling from Ahmedabad to Mumbai when his car hit the divider. There were four people in the car. Two died on the spot, including Mistry, while the other two were shifted to hospital.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 4 condoled the death of former Tata Sons chairman Cyrus Mistry and remembered him as a promising business leader who believed in India's economic prowess.

"The untimely demise of Cyrus Mistry is shocking. He was a promising business leader who believed in India's economic prowess. His passing away is a big loss to the world of commerce and industry. Condolences to his family and friends. May his soul rest in peace," the Prime Minister said in a Twitter post.

Taking to Twitter, Chairman & CEO India Inc Group, Prof Manoj Ladwa says: "Stunned. Shocked. Deeply saddened at the passing of #CyrusMistry. He was gentle, kind hearted & gracious always. He confided in me in his most difficult times. We shared a special rapour filled with wit and mutual respect. I will miss you my friend. Life can be so cruel. RIP."

RPG Enterprises Chairman Harsh Goenka also expressed grief over Mistry's demise.

"So sad to hear of the shocking news of the passing away of Cyrus Mistry in an accident. He was a friend, a gentleman, a man of substance. He was instrumental in creating the global construction giant Shapoorji Pallonji and ably led the Tata group," tweeted Goenka.

Mistry was the sixth chairman of Tata Sons till October 2016. He had taken over as the chairman in December 2012 after Ratan Tata announced his retirement. N Chandrasekaran later took over as Executive Chairman of Tata Sons.


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