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The League of Master Class Industrialists has suffered the loss of Keshub Mahindra, Former Chairman of the Mahindra Group. The billionaire died at the age of 99 on April 12. The news of his demise was shared by INSPACs Chairman Pawan K Goenka via his Twitter account.

Keshub Mahindra: Connection with Bhopal Gas Tragedy Case

Keshub Mahindra connection with Bhopal Gas Tragedy
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Keshub Mahindra served as the non-executive chairman of Union Carbide India Limited (UCIL), the firm that was solely responsible for the Bhopal gas tragedy.

The Bhopal gas tragedy took place in 1984 the incident caused a leak of harmful gas from the industry due to which 3,787 people lost their lives soon after the incident. Moreover, around 15,000 people lost their lives in the next few years.

In June 2010, Keshub Mahindra along with six other former employees of the UCIL was brought to court. They were charged with the accusation of mismanagement of the factory that caused the leak.

Chief Judicial Magistrate Mohan Tiwari the suspects with a maximum sentence of two years imprisonment for causing death by negligence.

Later, all the seven accused officials of UCIL were granted bail after paying Rs 25,000 to the trial court in Bhopal. People from the families of the victims started to revolt against the judiciary and protested in front of the court.

The Magistrate court in Bhopal convicted the culprits as accused in the 1984 Bhopal Gas Tragedy case. The authority also imposed Rs 5,00,000 fine on the UCIL.

Who was Keshub Mahindra?

  • Keshub Mahindra was an Indian businessman who served as the former chairman of the Mahindra group. Anand Mahindra is a nephew of Keshub Mahindra.
  • He joined Mahindra & Mahindra in 1947 and later took over as the company’s chairman in 1963.
  • Mahindra received Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007 from Ernst & Young.
  • Keshub Mahindra was jailed for 2 years and fined Rs 1,00,000 under the Bhopal Gas Tragedy case.

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