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Former chairman of Tata Sons Cyrus Mistry has died in a road accident while en route from Ahmedabad to Mumbai. Mistry's car hit a divider in Maharashtra's Palghar district neighbouring Mumbai.

Mistry was travelling from Ahmedabad to Mumbai in a Mercedes car, a police official said. The accident occurred near the Gujarat-Maharashtra border.

“The accident took place around 3.15 pm, when Mistry was travelling to Mumbai from Ahmedabad. The accident took place on a bridge over the Surya river. It seems an accident," the police official told news agency PTI.

The other two persons travelling with him, including the car driver, were injured. Others injured have been shifted to a hospital in Gujarat.

Catch latest updates here:

- Cyrus Mistry death: Injured luxury car driver and her hubby likely to be shifted to Mumbai tomorrow

Anahita Pandole, who was driving the luxury car which crashed on a road divider on Sunday, killing former Tata Sons chairman Cyrus Mistry, and her husband are likely to be shifted to a hospital in Mumbai on Monday, a police official said.

- Mortal remains of Cyrus Mistry taken to Mumbai

Mortal remains of Cyrus Mistry is being taken from Palghar to Mumbai, while his vehicle is being inspected. “We can't say much; will give a report, just inspected the car. Further probe is underway, " said Manisha More, Motor Vehicle Inspector.

- Union ministers, industry leaders condole death of Cyrus Mistry

Union ministers Nirmala Sitharaman, Piyush Goyal and Nitin Gadkari along with industry leaders Gautam Adani, N Chandrasekaran and Anand Mahindra, on Sunday expressed shock at the death of former Tata Sons chairman Cyrus Mistry.

- Finance Minister expresses shock at Cyrus Mistry's death

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday expressed shock at the death of former Tata Sons chairman Cyrus Mistry and said he was committed to India's economic progress.

"Shri Cyrus Mistry's death comes as a shock. He was committed to carrying forward and strengthening his business in infra and infra projects. He desired to keep contributing to India's economic progress. Condolences to his family and friends," she said in a tweet.

- Shocked and saddened: Gautam Adani

Shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of Cyrus Mistry. One of the finest gentlemen I have known, says Gautam Adani of the Adani Group.

- 'Country lost business visionary'

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Sunday condoled the death of former Tata Sons chairman Cyrus Mistry, saying the country has lost a "business visionary".

- Fadnavis asks police to conduct detailed probe

Maharashtra Home Minister Devendra Fadnavis has asked police to conduct a detailed investigation into road accident that killed Cyrus Mistry.

- Palghar SP shares details on Mistry's death

Palghar SP Balasaheb Patil said that at around 3 pm, the car got into an accident as it crashed into a divider on the bridge above Surya River while travelling from Ahmedabad to Mumbai. “Four people were inside, out of them 2 people died on the spot & the rest 2 were shifted to a hospital," he said. 

- ‘Really tragic that he passed away at such a young age’ 

Current Tata Sons Chairman N Chandrasekaran says it's "really tragic that he passed away at such a young age". "I am deeply saddened by the sudden and untimely demise of Mr Cyrus Mistry. He had a passion for life and it is really tragic that he passed away at such a young age. My deepest condolences and prayers for his family in these difficult times," he wrote in a statement.

- Jaishankar condoles death of Tata Sons ex-chair

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar expressed his deep condolences to the family of Former Tata Sons chairman Cyrus Mistry on his untimely death. In a tweet, Jaishankar wrote, "Extremely shocked by the news of the passing away of Cyrus Mistry. Recall our various interactions over the years. My deepest condolences to his family."

- Cyrus Mistry's death

Palghar Police sources says Prima facie, it looks like the car driver lost control. Cyrus Mistry's mortal remains are at a govt hospital in Kasa. An Accidental Death Report (ADR) is being filed by the police, as per procedure. 

- Prominent politicians, industrialists tweeted their condolences: Several prominent politicians and industrialists tweeted their condolences on Mistry's death.

"Deeply saddened to know about the unfortunate demise of Ex-Chairman of Tata Sons, Cyrus Mistry Ji in a road accident near Palghar, Maharashtra," road transport minister Nitin Gadkari wrote in a Twitter post.

- Goyal expresses shock at Cyrus Mistry's death

- PM Modi extends condolences to family and friends of Cyrus Mistry

The untimely demise of Shri Cyrus Mistry is shocking. He was a promising business leader who believed in India’s economic prowess. His passing away is a big loss to the world of commerce and industry. Condolences to his family and friends. May his soul rest in peace.

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- A total of four people were travelling in the vehicle. Two, including Cyrus Mistry, died, said police.

A total of four people were travelling in the vehicle.
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A total of four people were travelling in the vehicle.

- Maha CM Eknath Shinde pays heartfelt tribute to Cyrus Mistry's death

Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde says "shocked to hear about the passing away of former Tata Sons chief Cyrus Mistry. He was not only a successful entrepreneur but also was seen in the industry as a young, bright and visionary personality. It's a great loss... My heartfelt tribute."

- The driver reportedly lost control of the vehicle and the car rammed into a divider near a river bridge.

- He was travelling from Ahmedabad to Mumbai.

- All you need to know about Cyrus Mistry

Cyrus became the Tata Sons chairman in 2012, succeeding Ratan Tata. But he was removed four years later in a boardroom coup led by Tata Trusts, which owned 66% of Tata Sons and was controlled by Ratan Tata.

The dispute snowballed with allegations of mismanagement and suppression of minority shareholder rights. The 2021 court ruling in Tata’s favour left burnt bridges between the two families, which had been partners for 70 years.

After his Tata stint, Cyrus went on to set up a venture capital firm, Mistry Ventures LLP.

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