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Death of Indian billionaire Cyrus Mistry sparks shock, sympathy

Former chair of conglomerate Tata Sons died in car crash on Sunday

Cyrus Mistry was killed in a car accident on Sunday, shocking many people in India and beyond.   © Reuters

BENGALURU -- The death in a road accident of Cyrus Mistry, the 54-year-old former chairman of Indian salt-to-software conglomerate Tata Sons, has drawn a wave of sympathy from business leaders and politicians across the country.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the crash on Sunday was "shocking," while N Chandrasekaran, Tata Sons' current chairman, described it as "tragic."

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