The man who made ‘Bajaj Chetak’ an aspirational symbol for middle class Indian

Eminent industrialist and former chairman of the Bajaj group, Rahul Bajaj, who put Indian industry on the world map and was known for his outspokenness, died on Saturday due to age-related illness, according to a group official. Bajaj (83), who stood down from his position of non-executive director and chairman of Bajaj Auto on April 30 last year and remained as the Chairman Emeritus, was not keeping well for some time and passed away at around 2:30 pm on Saturday. 

His last rites will be held on Sunday, the official said. President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed grief at the demise of Bajaj and recalled his contributions to the world of industry. 

While the President said Bajaj’s career reflected the rise and innate strength of the nation’s corporate sector and his death leaves a void in the world of industry, Modi said Bajaj was also passionate about community service and…

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