Renowned industrialist Srihari Khoday, 78, passed away on Monday due to an illness.
He had been the vice chairman and managing director of Khoday India Ltd since 1 January, 2011 and had been its director since 28 September, 1965, according to Deccan Herald.
The report added that he was being treated at Mallige Medical Care Centre on Crescent Road, Madhavanagar in Bengaluru for diabetes and age-related complications. A senior doctor from the hospital said that he passed away at 8.05 pm on Monday.
The final rites will take place at Amrit Mahal Estate at around 3 pm on Tuesday. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and former CM Jagadish Shettar mourned the demise of Khoday.
Khoday India and United Breweries, both from Bengaluru, accounted for most of Karnataka's famed liquor industry, according to The Hindu.
The report also said that Khoday produced films, wrote poetry and also dabbled in politics. He was close to several former chief ministers of the state including Devraj Urs, Ramakrishna Hegde and JH Patel.