Vikram Kirloskar, Toyota vice chairperson, passes away

    Kirloskar was rushed to Manipal Hospital on November 29 due to a heart attack.

    Published On Nov 30, 2022 01:25:00 PM

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    Vikram Kirloskar, Toyota vice chairperson, passes away
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    Vikram Kirloskar, Toyota Kirloskar Motor’s vice chairperson and an Indian automotive industry veteran, passed away at the age of 64 on November 29. He was rushed to Manipal Hospital in Bengaluru on Tuesday morning after he collapsed due to a heart attack. 

    He is survived by his wife Geetanjali Kirloskar and daughter Manasi. According to a company statement, Vikram Kirloskar's funeral will be organised on November 30 at 1pm at Bengaluru’s Hebbal Crematorium. 

    “We are extremely saddened to inform you of the untimely demise of Mr Vikram S Kirloskar, Vice Chairman, Toyota Kirloskar Motor on November 29, 2022. At this time, we request everyone to pray that his soul rests in peace. We extend our deepest sympathies to his family and friends. Last respects can be paid at Hebbal Crematorium, Bengaluru, on November 30, 2022, at 1 pm," the statement said. 

    Vikram Kirloskar was last seen at the India debut of the Toyota Innova Hycross on November 25 in Mumbai.

    A graduate from MIT, Kirloskar played an instrumental role in bringing Toyota to India. He was a fourth-generation member of the Kirloskar Group and had been vice chairman at Toyota Kirloskar, headquartered in Bengaluru, since 1998. He was also responsible for starting a major automobile manufacturing industry in Karnataka. 

    Kirloskar was also the president of the Confederation of Indian Industry during 2019-'20 and was most recently the chairman of the CII Manufacturing Council, CII Trade Fair’s council and chairman of the Hydrogen Task Force. 

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