Tragic : Former Tata Sons Chairman Cyrus Mistry Killed In A Car Crash ; Prime Minister Narendra Modi Leads Tributes ; Devendra Fadnavis Orders Probe

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Former Tata Sons chairman Cyrus Mistry was killed on Sunday when his car hit a road divider on a bridge in Maharashtra’s Palghar district neighbouring Mumbai, a senior police officer said.

Mistry, 54, and another person travelling in the Mercedes car were killed on the spot while two others, including the driver, identified as Anayta Pandol, were injured.

Mistry was travelling from Ahmedabad to Mumbai when the accident occurred at around 3.15 pm on the bridge on the Surya river, the officer said.

“The accident occurred on the bridge over the Surya river, killing Mistry and another person on the spot while two others have been shifted to Gujarat for further treatment,” said Palghar district superintendent of police, Balasaheb Patil.

Four persons, including Mistry, the driver, and two others were travelling in the car.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday condoled the demise of former Tata Sons chairman Cyrus 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,’ Modi said in a tweet.

‘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,’ the prime minister said.

Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde said, ‘Shocked to hear about the passing away of former Tata Sons chief Cyrus Mistry. He was not only a successful entrepreneur but also was seen in the industry as a young, bright and visionary personality. It’s a great loss… My heartfelt tribute.’

Meanwhile, Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday said he has asked the state police to conduct a detailed investigation into the accident in which former Tata Sons chairman Cyrus Mistry was killed. ‘Spoke to DGP and instructed for detailed investigations,’ tweeted Fadnavis, who is also the state home minister. ‘My deepest condolences to his family, friends and colleagues,’ he said.

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