Rahul Bajaj to be cremated with full state honours today in Pune

The industrialist and former chairman of Bajaj Group passed away on Saturday at his home in Pune at the age of 83

Asian News International February 13, 2022 12:33:00 IST
Rahul Bajaj to be cremated with full state honours today in Pune

File image of Rahul Bajaj. Reuters.

Pune, Maharashtra: The last rites of Industrialist and Padma Bhushan-awardee Rahul Bajaj will be performed in full state honours at Vaikuntha Crematorium in Pune at 4 pm on Sunday evening, who passed away at the age of 83 on 12 February, 2022.

The mortal remains of Bajaj have been kept at his residence premises (Bajaj Plant) in Akurdi in Pimpri-Chinchwad city in Pune district so that people can pay their last homage.

Earlier today, the mortal remains of industrialist Rahul Bajaj were brought to his residence and preparations are underway for his last rites.

Bajaj breathed his last at Ruby Hall Hospital in Pune at 2:30 pm on 12 February, 2022.

Dr Parvez Grant, Chairman, Ruby Hall Clinic said that Rahul Bajaj passed away at Ruby Hall Clinic, Pune at 2:30 pm on 12 February, 2022. He was under treatment for cardiac and lung-related problems for the last month.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray announced that Rahul Bajaj's funeral will be held on Sunday with full state honours.

Born on 10 June, 1938, Rahul Bajaj held a Bachelor's degree in economics, a law degree from Mumbai University and an MBA from Harvard.

Bajaj was a former member of the Rajya Sabha. Besides, he had been the chairman of the International Business Council, World Economic Forum.

Bajaj was one of the longest-serving chairmen in corporate India.

He served as president of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) twice. Bajaj served as president of CII from 1979 to 1980 and again from 1999 to 2000.

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