Cyrus Mistry, the former chairman of Tata Sons, was killed in a road accident in Mumbai, police said. Mistry was travelling from Ahmedabad to Mumbai when he met with the accident. 

“The accident took place around 3.15 pm, when Mistry was travelling to Mumbai from Ahmedabad. The accident took place on a bridge over the Surya river. It seems an accident,” a police official told PTI. 

Two other people were travelling with Mistry in the car, including the car driver, were injured. All injured have been hospitalised. Police will seek more details from them, the official said. 

Following Mistry’s death, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted: “The untimely demise of Shri Cyrus Mistry is shocking. He was a promising business leader who believed in India’s economic prowess. His passing way is a big loss to the world of commerce and industry. Condolences to his family and friends.” 

Union Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal wrote: “Deeply anguished & shocked by sudden passing away of Cyrus Mistry.” 

“Indian industry has lost one of its shining stars whose contributions to India’s economic progress will always be remembered. My heartfelt condolences to family and friends.” 

Smriti Irani, Union Minister for Women Development tweeted: ” 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.”

Cyrus Mistry, son of Indian business magnate Pallonji Mistry, was the sixth chairman of Tata Sons. He took over the post following Ratan Tata’s retirement in 2012 and was only the second person from outside the family to lead the group in its 142-year history. However, Mistry could stay at the post for only four years and was ousted in October 2016. 

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