Prez, PM mourn his demise
New Delhi, Feb. 12 (Delhi Crown): Celebrated industrialist Rahul Bajaj passed away at the age of 83 on Saturday.
A Padma Bhushan awardee, Bajaj will be given a state funeral in Pune on Sunday.
Expressing his pain on his demise, PM Narendra Modi said – “Rahul Bajaj Ji will be remembered for his noteworthy contributions to the world of commerce and industry. Beyond business, he was passionate about community service and was a great conversationalist. Pained by his demise. Condolences to his family and friends. Om Shanti.”
In his tweet, President Ram Nath Kovind said – “Saddened to learn of Shri Rahul Bajaj’s demise. A doyen of Indian industry, he was passionate about its priorities. His career reflected the rise and innate strength of the nation’s corporate sector. His death leaves a void in the world of industry. My condolences to his family.”
FICCI too expressed its condolences at Bajaj’s passing away.
FICCI president Sanjiv Mehta said, “FICCI is deeply saddened by passing away of Mr Rahul Bajaj. The country has lost a tall leader and a leading voice who always spoke fearlessly. He was outspoken voice for the industry.”
Rahul Bajaj led the Indian industry’s brand to newer heights. He was also instrumental in projecting the contributions of Indian industry in the multi-lateral forums overseas. Duly recognizing his contributions, the govt conferred upon him the Padma Bhushan award, said Mehta in his condolence message.