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IAS officer for 37 years, former MD of Maruti Suzuki Jagdish Khattar dies of cardiac arrest

Jagdish Khattar

Jagdish Khattar

Former Managing Director of Maruti Suzuki and founder of Carnation Auto India ? an automotive sales and service company ? Jagdish Khattar passed away on Monday morning due to a cardiac arrest.

Khattar, who was 78-year-old, was associated with Maruti Udyog Limited from 1993 till his retirement in 2007. Before his association with Suzuki, Khattar served as an IAS officer for 37 years.

He served as the Joint Secretary in the Union Ministry of Steel and at various administrative positions in the Uttar Pradesh government.


CBI, in 2019, had booked him for an alleged bank fraud of Rs 110 crore after Punjab National Bank (PNB) filed a complaint against Khattar in 2019 and his firm Carnation Auto India.

Maruti Suzuki chairman RC Bhargava confirmed the news of Khattars demise.

This is a deep personal loss and has come as a big shock. We had worked together for many years. He is someone who had done a lot of good for Maruti, Bhargava told CNBC-TV18.  

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Renowned singer KK passes away at 53

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Amar Ashok Jajoo | Kolkata

KK passed away at the age of 53 in Kolkata

Renowned playback singer Krishnakumar Kunnath, popularly known as KK, passed away at the age of 53 in Kolkata. The singer performed at Nazul Mancha auditorium on Tuesday (May 31). He went to his hotel after his performance and collapsed. He was rushed to Calcutta Medical Research Institute (CMRI) at around 10:30 pm, where he was declared brought dead by the doctors. The exact cause of his death is unknown as of now.

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Ambedkar Jayanti: Rare photos of Dr BR Ambedkar that also include his Nagpur visit…

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Radhika Dhawad | Nagpur

On the occasion of Dr Ambedkar’s Jayanti, we bring you some rare pictures  including some, in which he even visited Nagpur…

Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar (14 April 1891 – 6 December 1956) was an Indian jurist, economist, politician and social reformer who chaired the Drafting Committee of the Constituent Assembly and was also India’s First Minister for Law and Justice. 

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Australian cricket legend Shane Warne passes away at 52

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Amar Ashok Jajoo | Mumbai

Shane Warne

Shane Warne

Shane Warne, the legendary Australian spinner, passed away at the age of 52 after suffering a suspected heart attack, his management has confirmed.

A statement by the managenent read: “Shane was found unresponsive in his villa and despite the best efforts of medical staff, he could not be revived. The family requests privacy at this time and will provide further details in due course.”

More details are awaited.

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