Rahul Bajaj, an industrialist, died on Saturday (12 Feb 2022) in Pune. He was 83 years old. Rahul Bajaj was the chairman of Bajaj Group for nearly 50 years. Additionally, he received the Padma Bhushan award. Rahul Bajaj had resigned as the chairman of Auto instead in April last year. Bajaj Auto has been a well-known name in the Indian business, especially in the automobile sector. Its tagline was You Just Can’t Beat a Bajaj. His two-wheeler ad Hamara Bajaj was also in the limelight. In 1965, Rahul Bajaj took over the management of the Bajaj Group.
In the information shared by Bajaj Group, it has been said that it is with great sadness to inform that Rahul Bajaj is no longer with us. Rahul Bajaj’s wife Roopa Bajaj has already passed away. Rahul Bajaj passed away this afternoon when close relatives of the family were there.
Rahul Bajaj led Bajaj Auto to grow from Rs 7.2 crores to Rs 12 thousand crores under his leadership. This made it one of the most prominent two-wheeler manufacturers in India. In the 90s, our Bajaj Advertisement from the Bajaj Group became very popular from house to house. As a result of his remarkable contribution to the industry, Bajaj received the Padma Bhushan award in 2001.
Industrialist Kiran Mazumdar Shaw has condoled the death of Rahul Bajaj. The news is very sad, he said. We were close friends, and I’m going to miss him dearly. The country has lost a great son.
Former Union Minister Jairam Ramesh has also expressed grief over the death of businessman Rahul Bajaj. He also remembered his friendship with Rahul Bajaj for nearly 40 years.