Vikram Kirloskar dies at 64: Toyota Kirloskar Motor Vice Chairperson Vikram Kirloskar passed away at the age of 64 due to a heart attack. His funeral will be held at Bengaluru's Hebbal Crematorium on Wednesday at 1 pm. The development was confirmed by the company in a LinkedIn post.
Toyota Kirloskar Motor posted on November 29, 2022, "We are extremely saddened by the untimely death of Mr. Vikram S Kirloskar, Vice Chairman, Toyota Kirloskar Motor. We ask everyone to pray that his soul rests in peace. We extend our deepest sympathies to his family and friends. Last respects can be paid on November 30, 2022 at Hebbal Crematorium, Bengaluru, at 1 pm. Kirloskar was present at the Toyota Innova Hycross unveil event in Mumbai on 25 November. The auto industry maverick is survived by his wife Geetanjali Kirloskar and daughter Manasi Kirloskar.
Soon after Kirloskar's passing was announced, Twitter flooded with tributes for the veteran. Biocon executive chairperson Kiran Mazumdar Shaw called Kirloskar a dear friend and wrote: Devastated with Vikram's shocking demise. He was such a dear friend that I will greatly miss. I share the pain and uncontrollable grief of Gitanjali, Manasi, and the family. Om Shanthi sic Congress MP Karti Chidambaram also paid tributes to the auto stalwart and wrote, Deeply saddened by the passing of Toyota Kirloskar Vice Chairman Vikram Kirloskar. I have a lot of fond memories of our interactions. Condolences to his family, friends and colleagues. Mahindra Electric's corporate communication executive Lijo Mathai said he will always remember Kirloskar for his warm smile and firm handshake. Mathai tweeted that Vikram Kirloskar San is no longer with us. May his soul RIP. Will always remember his warm smile and firm handshake. 1 kmpl mileage, SUV-like design, check details.