Jagdish Khattar, who led Maruti Suzuki as the automaker’s managing director for eight years, has died of cardiac arrest. He was 79.
Khattar’s tenure saw Maruti establish itself as India’s largest car company. Khattar, after retiring from Maruti in October 2007, launched an entrepreneurial venture, Carnation Auto, a multi-brand automobile service network also dealing in used car business.
Khattar, before joining Maruti and as a civil servant, was the joint secretary in the steel ministry, and he worked at various administrative positions in the Uttar Pradesh government. (business-standard)