New Delhi: Former Tata Group chairman and industrialist Cyrus Mistry on Sunday died in a road accident in Palghar near Mumbai. After the accident, Mistry was taken to the hospital, where he was declared brought dead. Two other persons travelling with him including the car driver were also injured and were rushed to a hospital in Gujarat.
“Cyrus Mistry, former Chairman of Tata Sons, while travelling from Ahmedabad to Mumbai, died in a road accident after his car hit a divider. 4 people were present in the car; 2 died on spot & 2 were moved to hospital,” said Palghar police officials as reported by ANI.
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Police told that the accident happened around 3.15 pm when Mistry was going from Ahmedabad to Mumbai in a Mercedes car. The body of Mistry has been shifted to the Kasa Rural Hospital for postmortem, as reported by PTI.
“The accident took place around 3.15 pm when Mistry was travelling to Mumbai from Ahmedabad. The accident took place on a bridge over the Surya river. It seems an accident,” PTI quoted a police officer as saying.
Former Chairman of Tata Sons Cyrus Mistry died in a car crash at around 3pm in Maharashtra’s Palghar area. A total of 4 people were there in the vehicle; two, including Cyrus Mistry, died: Palghar Police pic.twitter.com/7sE8PgPUno
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After the resignation of Ratan Tata in 2012, Cyrus Mistry was given the post of chairman of Tata Sons. However, he was removed from this post within 4 years.
Who Was Cyrus Mistry?
Cyrus Pallonji Mistry (born 4 July 1968) was a businessman who became the chairman of the Tata Group on 28 December 2012, after which the Tata Group removed Mistry from the post on 24 October 2016. He was the sixth chairman of the group and the second, after Dorabji Tata. He was described by The Economist as “the most important industrialist” in both India and Britain. He was the youngest son of Indian construction magnate Pallonji Mistry.