Former Tata Sons chairman Cyrus Mistry died in a fatal car accident near Mumbai on Sunday. The 54-year old died on the spot along with Jahangir Pandole who was also seated int he back seat of the Mercedes car. Mistry and three others were returning from Ahmedabad to Mumbai when the accident happened.
Mistry, who was the sixth chairman of Tata Sons, was ousted from the position in 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.
The latest reports from the Palghar Police suggest that a renowned gynecologist from Mumbai was in the driver’s seat when the car met with an accident. Primary information suggests that the car was overspeeding and tried to overtake another vehicle from the wrong side (from the left), a police official told news agency PTI.
The gynecologist, Anahita Pandora (55), and her husband Darius Pandole (60) survived the crash, while Mistry (54) and Jahangir Pandole, brother of Darius, were killed in the accident, which happened around 3 pm, about 120 km from Mumbai, the official further added.
Mumbai: In a shocking incident, Cyrus Mistry, former chairman of Tata Sons, was killed in a road accident after his car rammed a divider in Maharashtra’s Palghar on Sunday afternoon. He was 54.
The accident reportedly took place on the Surya River Charoti bridge on the Mumbai Ahmedabad National Highway. Mistry was returning to Mumbai from Gujarat in his Mercedes car.
Reports say the deadly accident took place after the car hit a divider.
Three more people were accompanying him in the car. One among them is said to have also died in the accident. The other two who also suffered grievous injured are admitted in a hospital nearby for medical treatment.
Visuals showed the front side of the car completely mangled. The airbags did pope out but weren’t effective enough to save the lives of the two who died in the accident.