Cyrus Mistry, former chairman of Tata Sons, died in a road accident on Sunday, September 2. He was 54 years old. Mistry was travelling from Ahmedabad to Mumbai when he met with the accident near Palghar, Maharashtra. 

Here are pictures of the damaged car that Cyrus Mistry was travelling in, shared by ANI: 

The two people who were travelling with Cyrus Mistry, including the driver, were injured in the accident and have been hospitalised. Police say Mistry’s Mercedes hit a divider a bridge on the Surya river. 

Cyrus Mistry, 54, replaced Ratan Tata when Tata retired as the Tata Sons CEO in 2012 at the age of 75. Until then, Cyrus Mistry had been working with Tata Sons since 2006, and had served as the company’s director. 

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Mistry had also served in various non-executive positions on boards of several other Tata companies. Cyrus Mistry was only the second person from outside the Tata family to serve as Tata Sons chairman in the group’s 142-year history. Mistry was ousted from the post in 2016.

Cyrus Mistry was the managing director of the Shapoorji Pallonji Group from 1999 to before his appointment as the chairman-designate of Tata Sons. Mistry is the son of Indian business magnate Pallonji Mistry. Pallonji Mistry died aged 93 earlier this year. 

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Cyrus Mistry was born on July 4, 1968. He did his civil engineering degree from Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine in London. He subsequently went on to do a master’s degree in management from the London School of Economics (LSE). 

Following his death, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote on Twitter that Mistry’s passing away is a big loss to the world of commerce and industry and called Mistry a promising business leader who believed in India’s economic prowess.