India: Doctor reveals tycoon Cyrus Mistry suffered head injury

The accident was attributed to the driver's loss of control as a result of overspeeding

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Published: Mon 5 Sep 2022, 7:42 AM

The doctor who attended to Cyrus Mistry after he was brought to a government hospital in Kasa following a road accident on Sunday, said that the former Tata Sons chairman had received a head injury when his car rammed into the divider, and he was "brought dead" to the hospital.

According to the Palghar police, Mistry had been travelling from Ahmedabad to Mumbai when the accident occured. Four people were travelling in the car, of which two died on the spot (including Mistry), and two were hospitalised.

Speaking to ANI, Dr Shubham Singh said:

"At first, two patients were brought, which included Cyrus Mistry and Jahangir Dinsha Pandol. Both of them were brought dead. The locals who brought them told us that Cyrus Mistry had died on the spot. Jahangir Dinsha Pandol was alive on the spot, however, he died during the transit. We declared him dead [at] around 5pm."

"After 10 minutes, the second ambulance came, carrying the other two patients. Both had injuries. Both of them were given first aid treatment and shifted to a higher centre. Their relatives shifted them to Rainbow hospital, from where they were airlifted to Mumbai," he added.

"Cyrus Mistry had a head injury and Jahangir Dinsha had a left leg fracture and head injury. Their postmortem was to happen here, but we received a call from the district collector and SP that they have to be shifted to JJ Hospital for [an] expert opinion," Dr Shubham said.

According to Balasaheb Patil, the Superintendent of Police in Palghar, the accident happened due to the driver's loss of control as a result of overspeeding.

"Primarily, it seems that the accident happened due to the driver's loss of control. More details will be revealed only after the investigation, but prima facie it seems that the accident happened due to overspeeding and the driver not getting the right judgement. There were 4 people in the car, one of whom was a woman and the woman was driving the car. At present, the woman is injured and is undergoing treatment," the police official said.

The official noted the presence of "blind spots" at various places on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad highway, and stated that the subject had been placed before the Blind Spot Eradication Committee.

"Efforts are also being made by the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) to eliminate these blind spots," the SP said.

The official said that it was necessary to conduct a detailed investigation in the incident.

"A detailed investigation is necessary in the context of the incident that happened today. DCM has also ordered a detailed inquiry, and an investigation is also being done as per his instructions," Patil said.


On Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the death of former Tata Sons chairman Cyrus Mistry:

"The untimely demise of Shri Cyrus Mistry is shocking. He was a promising business leader who believed in India's economic prowess. His passing away is a big loss to the world of commerce and industry. Condolences to his family and friends. May his soul rest in peace," the Prime Minister said in a Twitter post.

Photo: @narendramodi/Twitter
Photo: @narendramodi/Twitter

Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde condoled the death of Mistry.

"Shocked to hear about the passing away of former Tata Sons chief Cyrus Mistry. He was not only a successful entrepreneur but also was seen in the industry as a young, bright and visionary personality. It is a great loss ... My heartfelt tribute," said CM Shinde.

RPG Enterprises Chairman Harsh Goenka also expressed grief over Mistry's demise.

"So sad to hear of the shocking news of the passing away of Cyrus Mistry in an accident. He was a friend, a gentleman, a man of substance. He was instrumental in creating the global construction giant Shapoorji Pallonji, and ably led the Tata group," he tweeted.

Mistry, who was the sixth chairman of Tata Sons, was ousted from the position in October 2016. He had taken over as the chairman in December 2012, after Ratan Tata announced his retirement. N Chandrasekaran later took over as Executive Chairman of Tata Sons.

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