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Cyrus Mistry’s Funeral on Tuesday Morning in Mumbai

A prayer will be offered at the prayer hall near the crematorium as per Parsi rites and then the mortal remains will be cremated at 11 am

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Raju Vernekar
Raju Vernekar
Raju Vermekar is a senior Mumbai-based journalist who have worked with many daily newspapers. Raju contributes on versatile topics.

INDIA. Mumbai: The last rites of Cyrus Mistry (54), a scion of the Shapoorji Pallonji Group and former Chairman of Tata Group, who died in a road accident at Palghar near Mumbai on Sunday, will be performed at Worli crematorium in South Mumbai on Tuesday morning.

A prayer will be offered at the prayer hall near the crematorium as per Parsi rites, and then the mortal remains of Cyrus Mistry will be cremated at 11 am, well-placed sources said. A large number of VVIPs are expected to be present at the funeral.

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Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, and other politicians are expected to attend the funeral. The condolences will be offered on behalf of the Maharashtra Government.

Usually, the last rites of Parsis are performed at the Tower of Silence at Doongerwadi in South Mumbai after offering prayers, and the mortal remains are left for the natural decay of the dead at a specially designed tower. 

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However, over the years, the system has changed, and most of the Parsis prefer to either bury the remains or cremate them.

A brief announcement by the family said: “Beloved husband of Rohiqa, father of Firoz and Zahan, son of the late Pallonji Shapoorji Mistry and Patsy Mistry, son-in-law of Iqbal and Roshan Chagla, brother of Laila Rustom Jehangir, Aloo Noel Tata, and Shapoor Mistry. A friend to many, loved by all. A life well lived,” the family added, requesting, “No condolence visits, please.” Some family members were set to reach Mumbai by Monday night.

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The well-known businessman and his friend Jahangir Pandole died when their speeding car hit a divider on a bridge on the Surya river on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad National Highway in the adjoining Palghar district.

Cyrus Mistry’s other friend travelling with him, Darius Pandole (60), and his doctor-wife Anahita Pandole (55) were injured in the car crash. They are currently under treatment at Sir H N Reliance Foundation and Research Centre Hospital located at Girgaum in South Mumbai. A team of 20 doctors is attending to both, who suffered grievous injuries.

The young tycoon Cyrus Mistry’s abrupt departure stunned the country and shocked the Indian corporate world on Sunday.

Also Read: Cyrus Mistry Dies in a Road Accident

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  • Raju Vernekar

    Raju Vermekar is a senior Mumbai-based journalist who have worked with many daily newspapers. Raju contributes on versatile topics.

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