The vice chairman of Toyota Kirloskar Motor, Vikram S. Kirloskar, died of a heart attack on Wednesday, the company said. He was 64.
The company said that Kirloskar had a heart attack on Tuesday morning and was taken to a private hospital right away, where he died.
“We are extremely saddened to inform the untimely demise of Mr. Vikram S. Kirloskar, Vice Chairman, Toyota Kirloskar Motor on 29th November 2022. At this time of grief, we request everyone to pray that his soul rests in peace,” the company said in a statement.
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“We extend our deepest sympathies to his family and friends. Last respect can be paid at Hebbal Crematorium, Bengaluru, on 30th November 2022 at 1pm,” it said.
From 2019 to 2020, Kirloskar served as president of the Confederation of Indian Industry. He is also the chairman and managing director of Kirloskar Systems Limited and the vice chairman of Toyota Kirloskar Motor.
Death of Vikram Kirloskar is a loss of India’s Atmanirbhar Bharat. He led FICCI successfully. It is a personal loss to me as we were good friends
— Prakash Javadekar (@PrakashJavdekar) November 30, 2022
Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM), which sells a variety of cars, is a partnership between the Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Company and the Kirloskar Group. When people heard about the businessman’s death, they started to send their condolences.
In a message of sympathy, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai wrote, “Heartfelt condolences on the sad and untimely death of one of the stalwarts of India’s automotive industry, Shri Vikram Kirloskar, Vice Chairperson of Toyota Kirloskar Motor. May his soul rest in peace. May God grant the family & friends the strength to bear this loss. Om Shanti,” he said.
Murugesh Nirani, who is the State Minister for Large and Medium Scale Industries, also said he was sad about Kirloskar’s death.
Saddened and shocked to hear the news of untimely death of Vikram Kirloskar. Hard to grasp the fact that just last week had met him and seen him full of energy. RIP, you will be fondly remembered. pic.twitter.com/btHYRy8HXc
— Nilesh Wadhwa (@nilesh17) November 30, 2022
“I’m at a thorough loss of words to hear about the sad demise of my good friend & industry leader, Shri Vikram Kirloskar Avaru, Vice Chairman of Toyota Kirloskar Motors. You will be missed! May his soul rest in peace & may God grant his family the strength to get through this,” he tweeted.
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, the Executive Chairperson of Biocon, a biopharmaceuticals company based in Bengaluru, said, “Devastated by Vikram’s shocking death. He was such a dear friend who I will hugely miss. I share the pain and unconsolable grief of Gitanjali Manasi in the family.”
Now that Vikram S. Kirloskar has passed away, may his soul find peace. Follow us on Digi Hind News for more news like this.