Who was Rahul Bajaj? Know all about the visionary who changed India’s motor industry

Rahul Bajaj was the chairman of Bajaj Group and the former chairman of Bajaj Auto, which is one of the top motor producers in India.

Rahul Bajaj, the man who made brand Bajaj a household name through scooter models like Chetak and Priya and the ubiquitous Bajaj three-wheeler auto, 

passed away at 83 on Saturday nearly year after stepping down as the non-executive chairman of Bajaj Auto A Padma Bhushan-awardee Rahul Bajaj was one of longest-serving chairman in corporate India.

He breathed his last at Ruby Hall Hospital in Pune. Rahul Bajaj died on February 12, 2022 at 2.30 pm He was admitted to Ruby Hall Hospital for the past one month, Ruby Hall Hospital Chairman told ANI.

Rahul Bajaj stepped down as non-executive chairman of Bajaj Auto in April 2021, handing over the position to his cousin Neeraj Bajaj.

He served as a member of Rajya Sabha from 2006 to 2010. Rahul Bajaj`s younger son Sanjiv Bajaj has taken over as chairman of both the group`s finance companies - Bajaj Finance and Bajaj Finserv. 

elder son Rajiv Bajaj is Managing Director of Bajaj Auto. Rahul Bajaj took over as Chief Executive Officer of Bajaj Auto in 1968 and was appointed as Managing Director of the company in 1972.

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