Keshab Mahindra passed away at the age of 99

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Keshab Mahindra, Chairman Emeritus of Mahindra & Mahindra, passed away

Keshab Mahindra, Chairman Emeritus of Mahindra & Mahindra, passed away at the age of 99 on 12 April.

An Overview of the News 

  • According to Forbes, he was India's oldest billionaire at the time of his death with a net worth of $1.2 billion.

  • He retired in 2012 after serving as the chairman for 48 years.

  • During his tenure, the Mahindra Group expanded beyond automobile manufacturing into other industries such as IT, real estate, financial services and hospitality.

  • He was instrumental in establishing partnerships with global giants such as Willys Corporation, Mitsubishi, International Harvester, United Technologies, and British Telecom.

  • Born in Shimla on October 9, 1923, Keshab Mahindra earned a degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

  • He joined the Mahindra & Mahindra Group in 1947 and became its chairman in 1963.

About Mahindra & Mahindra Limited

  • It is a famous Indian multinational automotive manufacturing company and was established in 1945 as Mahindra & Mohammed and later renamed as Mahindra & Mahindra.

  • It is a part of the Mahindra Group, a diversified conglomerate based in India.

  • Mahindra & Mahindra Limited is one of the largest automobile manufacturers in India with a focus on manufacturing utility vehicles, tractors and commercial vehicles.

Established - 2 October 1945, Ludhiana

Founders - Malik Ghulam Muhammad, Kailash Chandra Mahindra, Jagdish Chandra Mahindra

Headquarters - Ludhiana

Parent organisation - Mahindra Group

Subsidiary Companies - Mahindra Tractors

CEO - Anish Shah

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