Ex-Mahindra Group chairman Keshub Mahindra passes away at 99

Keshub Mahindra

Keshub Mahindra former chairman of Mahindra and Mahindra group dies at 99

April 12, 2023: Keshub Mahindra, the former chairman of the Mahindra and Mahindra group, passed away on Monday at the age of 99.

The news of his demise has sent shock waves across the business world, with many mourning the loss of a visionary leader who played a significant role in shaping the Indian automobile industry.

Mahindra, who was born in 1923 in Shimla, joined the Mahindra group in 1947 and held various positions in the company before becoming its chairman in 1963.

During his tenure as the chairman, he led the company through a period of significant growth and expansion, transforming it from a small-scale manufacturer of agricultural equipment to a major player in the Indian automobile industry.

Under Mahindra’s leadership, the company diversified its portfolio, expanded its operations globally, and became a leading player in sectors such as aerospace, agribusiness, and hospitality.

His strategic vision and commitment to innovation helped the Mahindra group become one of the most respected and successful companies in India.

Mahindra was also known for his philanthropic work and social initiatives. He was a strong advocate for corporate social responsibility and believed in giving back to the community.

He played an instrumental role in establishing the Mahindra United World College of India, a school that provides education to students from diverse backgrounds.

The news of Mahindra’s passing has been met with an outpouring of condolences from business leaders, politicians, and the public.

Anand Mahindra, the current chairman of the Mahindra group, paid tribute to his predecessor on Twitter, saying, “We will miss you deeply, Keshub. You were our moral compass and our guiding light. Rest in peace.”

Mahindra’s contributions to the Indian business world will be remembered for years to come, and his legacy will continue to inspire generations of Indian entrepreneurs and business leaders.

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