In this Thursday, April 15, 2010 file photo, Srichand Hinduja arrives for the private viewing of the exhibition 'Grace Kelly: Style Icon', at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. A new study of the super-rich finds that London has become the capital of the world's wealthiest, with more billionaires than any other city in the world. Indian-born brothers Srichand and Gopichand Hinduja top the list, with a 11.9-billion pound fortune. The two run the Hinduja Group conglomerate. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, File) Srichand Hinduja, pictured, had been embroiled in a feud with his brothers [File: Joel Ryan/AP Photo]

Business Tycoon Srichand Hinduja Died, Leaving Behind a Lasting Legacy

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Srichand Hinduja, the prominent British-Indian billionaire and co-founder of the Hinduja Group, breathed his last at the age of 87 on May 17, Wednesday, leaving behind a remarkable legacy as a business magnate, philanthropist, and influential figure in the global community. The news of his demise has sent shockwaves through the business world and garnered heartfelt tributes from prominent personalities around the globe.


Born in Karachi, British India, in 1935, Srichand Hinduja and his three brothers—Gopichand, Prakash, and Ashok—transformed their father’s modest trading business into a sprawling conglomerate spanning diverse industries, including banking, automotive, energy, media, and healthcare. The Hinduja Group, with its headquarters in London, has become a global force, employing over 150,000 people across several continents.


Recognized as one of the wealthiest families worldwide, the Hinduja brothers consistently featured on Forbes’ list of billionaires for several years. However, it was not only their financial success that distinguished them. Srichand Hinduja, known affectionately as “SP” among his peers, was regarded for his astute business acumen, integrity, and strong values.


In response to the news, political leaders, business magnates, and renowned personalities expressed their condolences and acknowledged Srichand Hinduja’s indelible contributions. Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft and philanthropist, tweeted, “Saddened to hear about the passing of Srichand Hinduja. His entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to philanthropy have left an indelible mark. My thoughts are with the Hinduja family during this difficult time.”


Indian business tycoon Ratan Tata stated, “Srichand Hinduja was not just a successful businessman but also a man of great wisdom and vision. His philanthropic efforts have had a lasting impact on society. He will be deeply missed.”


The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, conveyed his condolences, saying, “Srichand Hinduja’s entrepreneurial drive and dedication to charitable causes have made a significant difference in people’s lives. His legacy will continue to inspire generations to come.”


Beyond his business achievements, Srichand Hinduja was actively involved in philanthropic endeavors. The Hinduja Foundation, established in 1968, focuses on education, healthcare, and other social welfare initiatives globally. The foundation’s work has positively impacted countless lives and will stand as a testament to his commitment to improving society.


The passing of Srichand Hinduja marks the end of an era, leaving a void in the business world that will be challenging to fill. As the Hinduja brothers mourn the loss of their esteemed brother, the legacy of Srichand Hinduja’s contributions to business and philanthropy will endure as an inspiration for future generations.

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