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Last Updated: September 04, 2022, 17:45 IST

Cyrus Mistry (1968-2022) died in a road accident on Sunday, near Mumbai.

Cyrus Mistry had joined the Shapoorji Pallonji Group in 1991 as a director; he joined Tata Sons’ board in September 2006, after his father retired from it

In a shocking incident, Cyrus Mistry was killed in a road accident on Sunday. The accident of the businessman, who was the younger son of Indian billionaire and construction magnate late Pallonji Mistry, took place when he was travelling from Ahmedabad to Mumbai. In his career, Cyrus Mistry has been at the key positions of the corporates — from being the managing director of construction giant Shapoorji Pallonji Group to taking over as the chairman of Tata Sons in 2012, succeeding Ratan Tata.

Mistry (54) was born on July 4, 1968, to a Parsi family in Mumbai. He did his graduation in civil engineering from the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London in 1990. He completed a Master’s degree in management from the London Business School in 1996.

Cyrus Mistry had joined the Shapoorji Pallonji Group in 1991 as a director. He has been managing director of Shapoorji Pallonji & Company, which is part of the Shapoorji Pallonji Group, and also chairman of Tata Sons and of the Tata Group.

He joined Tata Sons’ board in September 2006, after his father retired from it. Earlier, Cyrus Mistry had held non-executive positions on boards of several other Tata companies. Mistry replaced Ratan Tata as executive chairman after he stepped down on turning 75 in 2012.

Mistry was the second person from outside the Tata family to head the group in the past 142 years of its inception. Cyrus Mistry could retain his post for just four years till 2016, when we was removed in a boardroom coup led by Tata Trusts. The Trusts owned 66 per cent of Tata Sons and was controlled by Ratan Tata.

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