The driver of the car in which Cyrus Mistry was travelling lost control due to over-speeding and rammed into the divider, said Palghar Police sources on Sunday.
Former Tata Sons chairman Cyrus Mistry was killed in a road accident near Mumbai on Sunday. According to Palghar Police, Mistry was travelling from Ahmedabad to Mumbai when his car hit the divider.
“Prima facie, it looks like the car driver lost control. Cyrus Mistry’s mortal remains are at a government hospital in Kasa. An Accidental Death Report (ADR) is being filed by the police, as per procedure,” Palghar Police sources told ANI.
Police informed that there were four people including a woman in the car. Two people died on the spot, including Mistry, while the other two were rushed to hospital. Other than Mistry, another deceased has been identified as Jahangir Dinsha Pandole. The injured Anayata Pandole and Darius Pandole are presently undergoing treatment at a hospital.
“Around 3 pm, the car met with an accident as it crashed into a divider on the bridge above Surya River while travelling from Ahmedabad to Mumbai. Four people were inside, out of them two people died on the spot and the rest two were shifted to a hospital,” informed Palghar Superintendant of Police Balasaheb Patil.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday 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 Shri 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.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 4, 2022
Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde condoled the death of Mistry.
Shocking news of the untimely demise of Shri Cyrus Mistry. A passionate businessman deeply invested in the idea of New India. Condolences to his family and friends.
Rest in peace…. pic.twitter.com/vzjzuPTAlY
— Eknath Shinde – एकनाथ शिंदे (@mieknathshinde) September 4, 2022
Union minister Nitin Gadkari also expressed condolences on Mistry’s death.
Deeply saddened to know about the unfortunate demise of Ex-Chairman of Tata Sons, Cyrus Mistry Ji in a road accident near Palghar, Maharashtra.
Sincerest condolences to his family members.
May he Rest In Peace.
— Nitin Gadkari (@nitin_gadkari) September 4, 2022
Taking to Twitter, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MP Supriya Sule said, “Devastating news. My brother Cyrus Mistry passed away. Can’t believe it. Rest in Peace Cyrus.”
टाटा समूहाचे माजी अध्यक्ष व माझे बंधुतुल्य सायरस मिस्त्री यांचा अपघाती मृत्यु झाला. मिस्त्री कुटुंबाशी आम्हा सर्वांचे अतिशय जिव्हाळ्याचे संबंध होते.या दुःखद घटनेमुळे मी आजचे सर्व कार्यक्रम पुढे ढकलत आहे,याची कृपया नोंद घ्यावी. नवा कार्यक्रम लवकरच कळविला जाईल. तसदीबद्दल क्षमस्व.🙏
— Supriya Sule (@supriya_sule) September 4, 2022
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 #CyrusMistry 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.
— Harsh Goenka (@hvgoenka) September 4, 2022
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.
(With Inputs From ANI)