India’s Union Minister Gadkari mourns Kirloskar's demise

This undated image shows Vikram S Kirloskar, Toyota Kirloskar Motor Vice Chairman. Photo: Vikram Kirloskar/Twitter

NEW DELHI: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari expressed grief over the sudden demise of Vikram S Kirloskar, Vice Chairman of Toyota Kirloskar Motor.

Kirloskar passed away on Tuesday at the age of 64. The cause of death was not immediately known.

“It is difficult to believe that he has left us suddenly. Vikram ji was a tall statesman who’ll always be remembered for steering the transformation of the auto industry in India,” Gadkari shared on Twitter.

“His efforts have tremendously helped Bharat to move towards cleaner and greener fuels. This is a deep personal loss to me. May the almighty grant strength to the family to bear this irreparable loss. Om Shanti,” the tweet further said.

Executive Chairperson of biopharmaceuticals Biocon Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw also expressed grief over the demise of Kirloskar.

“Devastated with Vikram’s shocking demise. He was such a dear friend who I will hugely miss. I share the pain and unconsolable grief of Gitanjali Manasi n the family. May he rest in eternal peace. Om Shanthi,” Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw shared on Twitter attaching a selfie with late Kirloskar.

Kirloskar was the 4th Generation member of the Kirloskar Group which started in 1888. Kirloskar Group manufactures pumps, engines and compressors and other related products.

He was President of the industry body Confederation of Indian Industry during 2019-20.

The last tribute was paid to Kirloskar at Hebbal Crematorium, Bengaluru at 1:00 pm, on Wednesday, according to a statement issued by Toyota Kirloskar Motor company.





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