Leaders cutting across the political spectrum condoled the demise of former Tata Sons chairman Cyrus Mistry on Sunday, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying his passing away is a big loss to the world of commerce and industry.
'The untimely demise of Shri Cyrus Mistry is shocking. He was a promising business leader who believed in India's economic prowess,' Prime Minister Modi said in a tweet.
'His passing away is a big loss to the world of commerce and industry. Condolences to his family and friends. May his soul rest in peace,' he said.
Mistry, 54, was killed in a road accident on Sunday after his car hit a divider in Maharashtra's Palghar district, a senior police officer said.
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman expressed shock at Mistry's death and said he was committed to India's economic progress.
'Shri Cyrus Mistry's death comes as a shock. He was committed to carrying forward and strengthening his business in infra and infra projects. He desired to keep contributing to India's economic progress. Condolences to his family and friends,' she said in a tweet.
Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal also condoled the passing away of Mistry, saying, 'Deeply anguished and shocked by the sudden passing away of Cyrus Mistry. Indian industry has lost one of its shining stars whose contributions to India's economic progress will always be remembered. My heartfelt condolences to his family & friends.'
Minister of Road Transport & Highways Nitin Gadkari said he is deeply saddened to know about the unfortunate demise of Mistry.
'Sincerest condolences to his family members. May he Rest In Peace. Om Shanti,' he said on Twitter.
Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi said, 'Saddened by the tragic news of the demise of former Chairman of Tata Sons, Cyrus Mistry. He was amongst the brightest business minds of the country, who made a significant contribution to India's growth story. My heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and admirers.'
Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said on Twitter, 'So shocked to hear of his untimely demise. My heart goes out to his loved ones.'
Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar said he was deeply saddened to hear about the shocking news of the untimely demise of Mistry.
"He was a dynamic and brilliant entrepreneur. We lost one of the brightest star of Corporate World," Pawar said.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said in a tweet, 'I am deeply shocked at the untimely passing of Mr Cyrus Mistry. ...Condolences to the family, I pray to the lord that they find the strength to overcome this great loss.'
'May he rest in peace,' Banerjee said.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia also condoled Mistry's death.
'Shocked to learn about the sudden demise of Cyrus Mistry Ji. This is a huge loss for the business community of the country. My condolences to his family, may God give them the strength in this hour of grief,' Kejriwal tweeted.
In a tweet, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said, 'Saddened by the death of the former Tata Sons Chairman, Cyrus Mistry. With his untimely passing, India has lost a business visionary who still had so much left to contribute to India's economic growth. My heartfelt condolences to his family... May his soul rest in Peace.'
NCP leader Supriya Sule tweeted, 'Devastating News My Brother Cyrus Mistry passed away. Can't believe it. Rest in Peace Cyrus.'
Terming the death of the 54-year-old industrialist as 'shocking', Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde said Mistry was not just a successful industrialist, but a young and visionary entrepreneur as the business world looked up to him with hope.
"His death is a loss not just for the Mistry family, but for the entire business world," Shinde said.