Union Minister for Women and Child Development Smriti Irani on the industrialist’s demise said “Pallonji Mistry, the end of an era.”
Mumbai: Pallonji Mistry, Chairman of Indian conglomerate Shapoorji Pallonji Group, passed away on Monday night in Mumbai at the age of 93.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his condolences on Twitter about the demise of the business tycoon.
“Saddened by the passing away of Shri Pallonji Mistry. He made monumental contributions to the world of commerce and industry. My condolences to his family, friends, and countless well-wishers. May his soul rest in peace,” PM Modi’s tweet read.
Born in 1929, Mistry was facilitated with Padma Bhushan, the country’s third-highest civilian award, for his contribution as an industrialist. Indeed, In 2016, he was awarded the Padma Bhushan.
The Mumbai-headquartered Shapoorji Pallonji Group, founded back in 1865, deals in construction, real estate, textiles, engineered goods, home appliances, shipping, publications, power, and biotechnology.
Late Mistry, was the largest individual shareholder in the Tata Group with a total of over 18 percent holding. His father, Shapoorji Pallonji had bought Tata Sons shares in 1930.
Union Minister for Women and Child Development Smriti Irani on the industrialist’s demise said “Pallonji Mistry, the end of an era. One of life’s greatest joys was to have witnessed his genius, his gentleness at work. My condolences to the family and his loved ones,” Irani posted.
Union Minister for Youth and Sports Affairs, Anurag Thakur tweeted: “Shapoorji Pallonji Group Chairman Sh Pallonji Mistry Ji was a pioneer of his industry and passionate about the projects he undertook spanning decades. Saddened to hear about his passing away. I express my condolences to his family and friends the tweet said.
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