Former Maruti Suzuki MD Jagdish Khattar passes away

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 26 Apr 2021


Jagdish Khattar, former managing director of Maruti Suzuki India, has passed away at age 79. following a cardiac arrest.

Khattar,  an IAS officer, had earlier served in several key Central and State administrative  positions before joining Maruti Suzuki in 1993 as its Director (Marketing) before getting elevated to the position of Managing Director in 1999 and again in 2002 as Suzuki Motor Corp's nominee. 

After his retirement on superannuation in 2007, Khattar set up a multi-brand car sales and service network called Carnation Auto. He also expanded his business in other segments such as real estate and consultancy with the launch of Carnation Realty and Carnation Broking.

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