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    Former Maruti MD Jagdish Khattar passes away due to cardiac arrest

    Former Maruti MD Jagdish Khattar passes away due to cardiac arrest

    Former Maruti MD Jagdish Khattar passes away due to cardiac arrest
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    Former Maruti Suzuki India Managing Director (MD) Jagdish Khattar passed away due to a cardiac arrest on April 26. Khattar was 78 years old.

    Former Maruti Suzuki India Managing Director (MD) Jagdish Khattar passed away due to a cardiac arrest on April 26. Khattar was 78 years old.
    Maruti Suzuki Chairman RC Bhargava confirmed the news of Khattar's demise. “This is a deep personal loss and has come as a big shock. We had worked together for many years. He is someone who had done a lot of good for Maruti,” Bhargava said.
    Khattar joined Maruti Udyog Ltd in 1993 as a director (marketing) and went on to become the managing director in 1999, first as a government nominee and then as a Suzuki Motor Corporation (SMC) nominee in May 2002.
    Before joining Maruti, Khattar -- an officer of the Indian Administrative Service -- served as the joint secretary in the Union Ministry of Steel, and at various key administrative positions in Uttar Pradesh.
    In 2007, he started Carnation, a multi-brand car sales and service network., which was later acquired by Mahindra First Choice in 2018.
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