Former Chairman of Bajaj Auto, Rahul Bajaj, passed away in Pune on Saturday at the age of 83.
“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 been suffering from pneumonia and heart problems. He was admitted to the hospital for the last one month, said Dr. Purvez Grant, the managing trustee at Ruby Hall Clinic, quoted reports in India Today.
Born on June 10, 1938, Rahul acted as the chairman of Bajaj Group for over 40 years. He resigned as the chairman of Bajaj Auto in April last year and was currently the Chairman Emeritus of the firm.
The fearless and straightforward corporate leader has always been vocal in the interest of corporate India and has so far contributed Rs 300 crore for COVID relief. The visionary industrialist was also honored with Padma Bhushan.