Cyrus Mistry, who succeeded Ratan Tata as chairman of Tata Sons but was later ousted, was killed in a fatal car accident in Maharashtra’s Palghar on Sunday, said police. He was 54. Along with him his co-passenger Jehangir Pandole, Director, Global Strategy Group at KPMG’s London office, was also killed in the accident. Two others in the car, eminent gynaecologist Anahita Pandole (55) and her husband Darius Pandole (60), have been gravely injured and shifted to Mumbai from Rainbow hospital in Vapi town, Gujarat.
Police after a preliminary probe revealed that Mistry and Pandole were not wearing seat belts and the car was over-speeding and the “error of judgement” by the driver caused the accident.
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Cyrus Mistry and Jahangir Pandole were in the back seat of the car and were not wearing seat belts. Darius was in the front seat with Anahita, who was at the wheel. The luxury car was speeding. It covered 20 km of distance in just 9 minutes after crossing the Charoti check post in the Palghar district, 120 km away from Mumbai. The car hit a road divider on the bridge on the Surya river, killing Mistry and Pandole on the spot. The travellers were returning to Mumbai from Ahmedabad when the tragedy struck at 2:30 PM. Overspeeding and the error of judgement caused the car accident. ,” the officer said on Sunday night. The bodies of Mistry and Pandole have been sent to state-run J J Hospital in Mumbai for postmortem. An official from Kasa police station in Palghar said they have registered a case of a fatal accident under provisions of the Motor Vehicles Act. ALSO READ | What Lies Ahead For Shapoorji Pallonji Group Worth $30 Billion After Scion Cyrus Mistry’s Death