Renowned Industrialist and former chairman of Bajaj Group Rahul Bajaj passed away on Saturday, February 12. He was 83. Born in Kolkata in 1938, he was ailing from cancer for a long time and the end came around 2.30 p.m. on saturday.
“It is with deep sorrow that I inform you about the passing away of Shri Rahul Bajaj, husband of the late Rupa Bajaj and father of Rajiv/Deepa, Sanjiv/Shefali and Sunaina/Manish. He passed away on the afternoon of 12th February, 2022 in the presence of his closest family members,” a statement from Bajaj Group read.
Rahul Bajaj had resigned as Bajaj Auto Chairman in April last year. However, he was appointed as firm’s Chairman Emeritus for five years.
He had spent more than 50 years heading Bajaj Auto, the second-largest motorcycle producer in India, according to CNBCTV18.
After he stepped down as chairperson, he was appointed as the company’s chairman emeritus for five years on May 1, 2021.
One of the most famous taglines in the Indian corporate ad industry has been “you just can’t beat a Bajaj” and the “Hamara Bajaj” for the company’s iconic two-wheeler.
Many noted personalities, who were dear friends and well-wishers expressed their condolences over the demise of Rahul Bajaj.
Congress leader Abhishek Singhvi reacted to the tragic news, and said, “Knew Rahul Bajaj for decades. Old family friends, despite big age diff. My father was chair of the trust in memory of Rahul’s father.”
Union Road Transport and Highway Minister Nitin Gadkari expressed his condolences over the demise of the industrialist.
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