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Politicians, Industrialists express shock over Mistry’s death

New Delhi: Former chairman of the Tata Group Cyrus Mistry died on Sunday after his car met with an accident at Palghar in Maharashtra.

Palghar District Superintendent informed the media that Cyrus Mistry died on the spot. Another occupant of the car was also killed on the spot while two others were admitted to hospital with serious injuries.

He was travelling to Mumbai from Ahmedabad when his vehicle hit the divider at high speed at around half past three in the afternoon.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed shock over untimely demise of Mistry and said “His passing away is a big loss to the world of commerce and industry.”

“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,” PM Modi wrote.

Industrialist Harsh Goenka wrote, “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.”

Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor tweeted, “So shocked to hear of his untimely demise. My heart goes out to his loved ones.”

“Saddened by the tragic news of the demise of former Chairman of Tata Sons, Cyrus Mistry,” wrote former Congress president Rahul Gandhi.

“He was amongst the brightest business minds of the country, who made a significant contribution to India’s growth story. My heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and admirers,” Gandhi added.

Union Minister Smriti Irani said: A gentle soul, a man with a vision and a mission; Cyrus as I will always remember him epitomised kindness. The news of his demise comes as a shock. My condolences to his family & loved ones. Om Shanti.

Mahindra Group chairman Anand Mahindra took to Twitter and said: That the news was “Hard to digest.” Mahindra further wrote, “I got to know Cyrus well during his all-too-brief tenure as the head of the House of Tata. I was convinced he was destined for greatness. If life had other plans for him, so be it, but life itself should not have been snatched away from him. Om Shanti ”

Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari, tweeted:

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar expressed his deep condolences to the family over Mistry’s untimely demise.

He is survived by his wife and two sons.

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