Rahul Bajaj, an eminent industrialist and former chairman of the Bajaj group passed away recently on Saturday, Feb 12 at the age of 83 due to age-related illness.
He was admitted to the Ruby Hall Clinic Hospital in Pune, as per the officials.
Rahul Bajaj would always be remembered for his contribution to 'Make In India' a man who made 'Bajaj Chetak' an inspiring symbolism to middle-class Indians.
According to Wion, Rahul Bajaj's contribution to the automobile Industry invention of Bajaj Auto from a scooter maker to a predominantly motorcycle company and finally accomplished the task to complete with the Japanese brands including Honda, Suzuki, Yamaha using the business acumen of an Indian Marwari community leader.
Rahul Bajaj was fearless and bold in decision making whether it was the case of Tata Nano cars when he stepped back to continue the project of ultra Low-Cost-Car(ULC) l or when it came to disagreements with anyone irrespective of the relation being opinionative whenever required.
Because of her astounding participation in this sector, he is also called THE REAL MAKE IN INDIA KING.
Who was loved and respected by his competitors as well?
On 31st March 2020, the Bajaj group patriarch stepped down as chairman of the holding company Bajaj Holding& investments. Bajaj Auto, and Bajaj finserv.
According to economic times, Bajaj stepped down as non-executive chairman of Bajaj Auto, ceding the position to his cousin Niraj Bajaj.
BIRTH, FAMILY, AND AWARDS
Rahul Bajaj was born on 10th June 1938 in Calcutta. His family included his late wife Rupa Bajaj, children Rajiv & Sanjiv, father Kamal Nayan Bajaj.
He was awarded Padma Bhushan in 2001.
STATEMENT OF THE PROMINENT PERSONALITIES
"Shri Rahul Bajaj will be remembered for his noteworthy contribution to the world of commerce and Industry.
Beyond business, he was passionate about community service and was a great conversationalist. Pained by his demise. Condolences to his family and friends. Om Shanti" PM Narendra Modi Tweeted.
"Rahul Bajaj's passing is a big loss to India. We have lost a visionary whose courage made us proud. My love and condolences to his family and loved ones" Tweeted Rahul Gandhi
"Saddened to learn of Shri Rahul Bajaj's demise. A doyen of Indian Industry, he was passionate about its priorities. His career reflected the rise and innate strength of the nation's corporate sector. His death leaves a void in the world of Industry. My condolences to his family" tweeted Ram Nath Kovind, President of India.