Cyrus Mistry’s Funeral At Worli Crematorium In Mumbai Today

Cyrus Mistry’s Funeral At Worli Crematorium In Mumbai Today

The last rites of former Tata Sons chairman Cyrus Mistry will be performed at the Worli crematorium in Mumbai at 11 am on Tuesday. Noted industrialist Mistry died in a road accident near Mumbai on Sunday evening. According to Palghar police, Mistry was going from Ahmedabad to Mumbai when his car hit the divider. He died on the spot.

There were four persons in the car. Renowned Mumbai gynaecologist Anahita Pandole, who was driving the car, and her husband Darius Pandole, who was on the front seat, have been admitted to hospital in an injured condition. Mistry was sitting in the back with Darius’s brother Jehangir Dinshaw Pandole, who too died in the accident.

“Some family members are arriving in Mumbai by tonight (Monday night). Mistry’s body will be taken to Worli crematorium tomorrow and will be cremated at 11 am,” a family member was quoted as saying in a PTI report.

Palghar police sources had said on Sunday the driver of the car lost control due to high speed and hit the divider.

Mistry is survived by his wife Rohiqa, sons Firoz and Zahan, mother Patsy Mistry, sisters Laila Rustom Jehangir and Aloo Noel Tata, and brother Shapoor Mistry.

‘Despite His Success, Always Kept Low Profile’

Born on July 4, 1968, Mistry earned a civil engineering degree from London’s Imperial College of Science and Technology and did his post-graduation in Master of Science in Management from London Business School. He joined the family business and oversaw the group’s construction business as a director.

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In a statement issued on Monday, the family said: “His entrepreneurial mindset helped the Shapoorji Pallonji Group achieve many milestones over the past two decades, including one of India’s first integrated, project-financed power plants, and the development of India’s first biotechnology park. With his vision and eye for detail, he was instrumental in steering the Group from a pure contractor to a ‘value-added’ player, by developing competencies in allied areas such as EPC and ‘Design & Build’.”

The family said Mistry always kept a low profile, away from the limelight, despite his success.

“CPM, as he was fondly known, was a voracious reader, committed to a journey of lifelong learning across multiple disciplines.”