Toyota Kirloskar Motor Vice Chairman Vikram Kirloskar passes away at 64

Vikram S. Kirloskar, 64, of Bengaluru, India, was the vice chairman of Toyota India and a pioneer in the country’s automotive sector. He died of a heart attack. Here is additional information about him.

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Vikram S. Kirloskar, 64, a vice chairman of Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt. and a major figure in India’s automotive sector, died on Tuesday in Bengaluru of a heart attack. In the late 1990s, Kirloskar, an engineer who graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US, was a significant player in bringing India’s Toyota Motor Corp.

As a fourth-generation member of the Kirloskar Group, which was founded in 1888, Kirloskar served as vice chairman of Toyota Kirloskar Motor and chairman and managing director of Kirloskar Systems Ltd. The Kirloskar Group primarily produces compressors, pumps, and engines, along with other related goods.

His final rites will be performed on Wednesday at the Hebbal Crematorium in Bengaluru, according to Toyota India’s Twitter account.

Toyota India tweeted earlier on Tuesday to confirm the news. “We are extremely saddened to inform the untimely demise of Mr. Vikram S. Kirloskar, Vice Chairman, Toyota Kirloskar Motor on 29th November 2022. At this time of grief, we request everyone to pray that his soul rests in peace.”

“Heartfelt condolences on the sad & untimely demise of one of the stalwarts of India’s automotive industry, Vice Chairperson of Toyota Kirloskar Motor, Shri Vikram Kirloskar. May his soul rest in peace. May God grant the family & friends the strength to bear this loss. Om Shanti,” Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai wrote on Twitter condoling his death.

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, the executive Chairperson of Bengaluru-headquartered biopharmaceuticals company, Biocon, wrote on Twitter, “Devastated with Vikram’s shocking demise. He was such a dear friend who I will hugely miss. I share the pain and unconsolable grief of Gitanjali Manasi n the family.”

The only people Kirloskar left behind are his wife Geetanjali and daughter Manasi.