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Suzlon Energy Group chairman Tulsi Tanti dies of cardiac arrest

Suzlon Energy Group chairman Tulsi Tanti dies of cardiac arrest

By Priyanka Verma 
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New Delhi: Managing director of Suzlon Energy and renowned expert on renewable energy and Founder chairman Tulsi Tanti died due to cardiac arrest on the evening of October 1. Tanti was also the chairman of Renewable Energy Council of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) to provide direction to India’s green energy strategies.

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The company said in a regulatory filing, “With profound sadness, we inform you of the untimely demise of Shri Tulsi R.Tanti, the Founder, the Chairman & Managing Director, and one of the promoters of Suzlon Energy Limited (the “Company”) on 1st October 2022. Shri Tanti suffered a cardiac arrest and passed away the same day.”

The company added, “In this difficult time, the Company continues to be supported by its highly experienced board of directors and senior management who are both able and committed to take Shri Tanti’s legacy forward and realise his vision for the Company.”

Tanti, 64, who was also the chairman of the Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers Association. Reiterating India’s clean energy commitments, Tanti highlighted the importance of reducing India’s energy import dependence. “The right time for doing business in the renewable segment is now. We just came in over two decades early,” Tanti quipped while interacting with the media, just a few hours ahead of the demise.

He is survived by his daughter Nidhi and son Pranav. Tulsi Tanti is also Chairman of the Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers Association (IWTMA) and a member of the Board of Management of TERI University, Delhi.

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Tanti spearheaded the wind revolution in India with the founding of Suzlon Energy in 1995. He envisioned the opportunity in the Indian renewable energy industry at a time when the global wind energy market was dominated by international players and characterised by expensive and complicated technologies that were largely unviable for traditional businesses.

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