Vikram Kirloskar, who brought Toyota to India, passes away


Wife& daughter perform last rites at crematorium

Vikram Kirloskar, the face of Toyota in India and vice chairman of Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt. Ltd, passed away on Tuesday at the age of 64. He suffered a heart attack that led to his demise.

Toyota India Bharat announced on its website: “We are extremely saddened to inform the untimely demise of Mr Vikram S. Kirloskar, Vice Chairman, Toyota Kirloskar Motor, on 29thNovember 2022. At this time of grief, we request everyone to pray that his soul rests in peace. We extend our deepest sympathies to his family and friends.”

Toyota Kirloskar Motor employees streamed into his house to convey their condolences. Only Toyota employees and their immediate family members were allowed in.

The vehicle carrying Kirloskar’s bodyleft his home at 12.45 pm. His family followed it in three cars. He was cremated at the Hebbal electric crematorium in at 1.30 pm.

Kirloskar’s wife Geetanjali and daughter Manasi were seen weeping during the journey to the crematorium. They performed the pre-cremation rituals.

One of his family friends who did not want to be named said: “He was a great person. We knew that he had been suffering something for quite some time. But this was something out of the blue.”

Employees had come to convey their condolences

Kirloskar  played a crucial role in bringing Toyota Motor Corp to India in 1997. Toyota Kirloskar Motor has a manufacturing plant in Bidadi, one of India’s most prominent automotive factories. He was a fourth-generation member of the Kirloskar Group, founded in 1888.

Business Today reported that Kirloskar was present at the Toyota Innova Hycross unveiling event in Mumbai on November 25.

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