Subrata Roy, the founder of Sahara Group has passed away at the age of 75. He was suffering from a prolonged illness and took his last breath at Kokilaben Hospital in Mumbai. The Business tycoon’s demise has sent waves of shock throughout the nation. He was a visionary behind the Sahara India Pariwar company, which was commenced in the year 1978. The company’s headquarters were moved to Lucknow in the 1990s. Roy is survived by his wife Swapna Roy and two sons Sushanto Roy and Seemanto Roy.
Following the death of Subrata Roy, many celebrities took to their social media accounts to share heartfelt condolences. Bollywood actor Anupam Kher took to X (formerly known as Twitter) and penned down a note which read, “Saddened to know about the demise of Sahara Shri #SubrataRoy Ji! Met him many times on different occasions! He was always ready to help, kind and larger than life. May god rest his soul in peace! Om Shanti.”
Veteran actress Manisha Koirala also expressed her deep condolences writing, “The man who never gave up during his struggle life. #RIP Dear Sir.”
Badminton player Saina Nehwal paid tribute to the Businessman through a tweet saying, “He used to be a great sports lover and supported a lot of sportspersons…Thank u sir for all the love and support you will be missed.”
Former cricketer Suresh Raina also articulated his heartwarming consolings. The athlete wrote, “great motivator, speaker and sports lover is no more.”
Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar also mourned the demise of Roy. He shared an Instagram story along with Roy’s picture and captioned it, “Sad to hear about the passing of Subrata Roy sir. His infectious energy and zest for life always brightened every room. Was fortunate to have collaborated with his Sahara pic on 2 remarkable films #Page3 and #Corporate. My deepest condolences go out to his family members. #OmShanti.”
Renowned Badminton personality PV Sindhu shared her profound consolation through a tweet saying, “Heartbroken to learn about the passing of Sahara Shri Subrata Roy. Rest in peace, dear uncle. Cherishing fond memories of the time spent with you and aunty every time I visited Lucknow. You always treated me with nothing but love, affection, and respect. My heartfelt condolences to Swapna aunty, the family, and the extended Sahara family during these tough times.”
Subrata Roy was admitted to Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital & Medical Research Institute in Mumbai on Sunday after his health conditions got worse. He passed away on the 14th of November at 10:30 pm.