September 30, 2020

Ashok Leyland chairman emeritus R J Shahaney passes away



Hinduja group flagship Ashok Leyland on Tuesday mentioned its Chairman Emeritus R J Shahaney (89) handed away after a quick sickness. Shahaney, who breathed his final on Tuesday, was Ashok Leyland’s first Indian managing director and he served in that capability from 1978-1998 and subsequently as chairman till 2010.

He was a visionary architect who laid the robust basis in manufacturing, engineering and expertise for the corporate, the industrial car main mentioned in an announcement.

In an period when Ashok Leyland, being a overseas firm, confronted challenges for development, he had the braveness to embark on an growth plan that was to develop the corporate manifold, it added.

Hosur, Alwar and Bhandara crops had been his creations, the corporate famous.

“We mourn the lack of an incredible chief, ally and buddy. Shahaney was with Ashok Leyland and the group for over three many years, main the corporate to the place we’re at the moment,” Ashok Leyland Chairman Dheeraj Hinduja mentioned.

Beneath his management, the corporate expanded its footprint and manufacturing capability, he added.

“Even after his retirement, he was at all times out there to share his knowledge and was a private buddy of the Hinduja family. A towering character, he might be sorely missed by a technology of execs who interacted with him,” Hinduja famous.