Escorts Group Chairman Rajan Nanda passes away; condolences pour in

Rajan Nanda | Photo twitter @SoniaChopra

Escorts group Chairman and Shweta Bachchan Nanda's father-in-law Rajan Nanda passed away at 76 yesterday after a brief illness, a company statement said on Monday.

He was the husband of late superstar Raj Kapoor's daughter Ritu Nanda.

Actor Ranbir Kapoor's sister Riddhima Kapoor Sahani took to Instagram to confirm the news of the demise of her 'uncle Rajan.'

Amitabh Bachchan too took to Twitter to thank his fans, who offered their condolences to the loss in the family.

Late Rajan Nanda is survived by a wife and two children, Nikhil and Natasha Nanda and their family.

Sweta's husband Nikhil Nanda is the Managing Director of Escorts Limited.

Escorts Group is an Indian engineering company that operates in the sectors of agri-machinery, construction and material handling equipment, and railway equipment.

Nanda joined Escorts in 1965 at the age of 23, and in 1994, he took over as the Chairman of Escorts Group, when his father and the founder Chairman, H P Nanda, stepped down after 50 year-long innings.

Rajan Nanda was an active member of several apex trade and industry bodies. As a member of the CII National Council, he had served as Chairman of its Agriculture Committee.

Escorts is a leading manufacturer of tractors and construction equipment in the country. It also caters to railways with its various products.