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Rahul Bajaj, former Chairman of Bajaj Group, passes away at 83

By Priyanka Verma 
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Mumbai: Industrialist and former chairman of Bajaj Group Rahul Bajaj passed away on Saturday, February 12, in Pune. He was 83. In 2001, Rahul Bajaj was conferred the third-highest civilian award Padma Bhushan. He had also served as a Rajya Sabha MP. He had resigned as Bajaj Auto Chairman in April last year.

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“It is with deep sorrow that I inform you about the passing away of Shri Rahul Bajaj, husband of the late Rupa Bajaj and father of Rajiv/Deepa, Sanjiv/Shefali and Sunaina/Manish. He passed away on the afternoon of 12th February, 2022 in the presence of his closest family members,” a statement from Bajaj Group read.

Rahul Bajaj had pneumonia and also a heart problem. He was admitted to the hospital for last one month, said Dr Purvez Grant, the managing trustee at Ruby Hall Clinic. Rahul Bajaj breathed his last today at 2.30 pm.

Born on June 10, 1938, Rahul Bajaj acted as the chairman of the Bajaj Group for over 40 years. Rahul Bajaj resigned as the chairman of Bajaj Auto in April last year and was currently the Chairman Emeritus of the firm.

Tributes pour in for Rahul Bajaj

Paying tribute to Rahul Bajaj, Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari said, “My heartfelt tributes to Rahul Bajaj ji, a successful entrepreneur, philanthropist and former chairman of Bajaj. I have had a personal relationship with Padma Bhushan awardee Rahul ji for many years.”

Union Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Narayan Rane said, “Deeply saddened to hear about the demise of Padma Bhushan Shri Rahul Bajaj Ji, an acclaimed industrialist and philanthropist. My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family members. Om Shanti.”

Nationalist Congress Party MP Supriya Sule said, “Deeply Saddened to hear about the demise of Padma Bhushan Rahul Bajaj. He was among the foremost Business Leaders our nation has seen, and an inspiration to all. We will miss him dearly and his wise counsel. My Heartfelt Condolences to Rajiv, Sanjiv, Sunaina and the Bajaj family. May he RIP.”

Maharashtra Cabinet minister Nawab Malik said, “Grieved to learn about the demise of Rahul Bajaj Ji, chairperson of Bajaj Group. Condolences and strength to his family and close ones.”

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said, “Demise of Mr. Rahul Bajaj the Chairman emeritus of the Bajaj Group is a loss to India’s business community. My condolences to the bereaved family and the group. Om Shanti.”

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