Cyrus Mistry’s funeral: Parsi rituals performed in Mumbai, hymns and Gayatri mantra recited in prayer meeting

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Former Tata Group chairman Cyrus Mistry (54) was cremated today as per Parsi customs at the Worli crematorium in Mumbai. The final journey reached Worli crematorium from his Sea Facing Mansion in Walkeshwar, Mumbai. Earlier in the prayer meeting organized for Cyrus Mistry, Gayatri Mantra and Bhajans of Govind Gopal were also sung.

Akash Ambani, HDFC Chairman Deepak Parekh, NCP leader Supriya Sule and many family friends had arrived to attend Cyrus’ funeral. However, his family had appealed to the people not to come for the condolence meeting along with the information about the last rites.

Died in an accident on Mumbai-Ahmedabad on Sunday
Cyrus Mistry died in a road accident on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad highway on Sunday afternoon. He was returning from a Parsi temple built in Udvada, Gujarat. Mistry’s Mercedes GLC 220 car collided with a road divider near Palghar in Maharashtra. Mistry and his friend Jehangir Pandole (49) were killed in the accident, while the woman doctor Anayata Pandole and her husband Darius Pandole, who were driving the car, were injured. Darius is the CEO of JM Financial.

This photo is of Simon Tata, stepmother of industrialist Ratan Tata.  On Tuesday, she attended the funeral of former Tata Sons chairman Cyrus Mistry in Mumbai.
Upgraded Chairman Ronnie Screwvala also attended the funeral of former Tata Sons Chairman Cyrus Mistry in Mumbai.

Cyrus’ car was running at a speed of 134 KMPH
The luxury Mercedes car in which Cyrus Mistry was traveling at a speed of around 134 kmph. This has been revealed from the last CCTV footage of the car. The car had crossed the check post of Charauti at 2.21 pm on Sunday afternoon. The place of accident is 20 KM away from here. Mercedes car covered this distance in just 9 minutes.

Cyrus and Jahangir did not wear seat belts
Police said that the car hit a road divider due to speeding and judgmental error at the time of overtaking. Both Mistry and Jehangir, who lost their lives in the accident, were not wearing seat belts. After hitting the divider, the front airbags of the car opened, but the rear airbags did not open at the right time. Cyrus and Jahangir were sitting behind. On Sunday, an eyewitness also said that the car was at high speed and hit the divider while overtaking another vehicle from the wrong side.

Cyrus Mistry (right in red circle) and Dr Anayata Pandole (left) driving the car after the Mercedes-Benz accident.

Multitrauma became the cause of death of Cyrus
According to the postmortem report, Cyrus Mistry suffered severe injuries in the internal parts of the body in the accident. In medical term it is called polytrauma. Because of this, Cyrus Mistry died on the spot. The postmortem of Cyrus and Jehangir took place on late Sunday night at JJ Hospital in Mumbai.

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Soon after the accident, the local people reached the spot and it was they who pulled out the four people in the car.
This photo is also taken after the accident.  In this, people are ejecting a person from the back seat of the car.
Cyrus Mistry's car collided with a divider at the same place on the Surya river bridge on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad highway.

Anayata, who was driving the car, had complained to BMC about the hoardings.

Mistry used to bear the expenses of Parsi temple of Udwara
While returning from the fire temple in Udvada, where Mistry’s car met with an accident, the priest said, “After Pallonji’s death, Cyrus got our Iranshah (fire temple) and Dharamshala renovated. Shaporji Pallonji Group has given maximum donation for the development of Parsi society. They also bear all the maintenance expenses here. The people of his family used to reach here first in every program. We pray that Iranshah gives courage to his family to bear the loss.

Studied Engineering and Management from London
Cyrus Pallonji Mistry was born on 4 July 1968. He was the younger son of Pallonji Mistry, the head of Shapoorji Pallonji Group. Cyrus did her early schooling from the Cathedral and John Connon School in Mumbai. After this he went to London to study civil engineering. He also had a Master’s degree in Management from the London Business School.

Cyrus joined his family business in 1991. He was appointed as the Director of Shapoorji Pallonji Group in 1994. Under his leadership the company built India’s tallest residential tower, longest railway bridge and largest port. Pallonji Group’s business spans from clothing to real estate, hospitality and business automation.

Cyrus Mistry was the sixth group chairman of the Tata Group
In December 2012, Ratan Tata took retirement as the chairman of Tata Sons. After that Cyrus Mistry was made the chairman of Tata Sons. Cyrus Mistry was the sixth group chairman in Tata’s more than 150-year history. He was also the youngest chairman of Tata Sons.

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