Ex-Maruti MD Jagdish Khattar passes away

Khattar retired from Maruti Suzuki in 2007 and set up Carnation – a multi-brand car sales and service network.

Jagdish Khattar, the former managing director of Maruti Suzuki, has passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest. He was 78 years old.

Khattar joined Maruti Udyog Limited in 1993 as Director (Marketing). In 1999, he was appointed Managing Director. He retired from Maruti in 2007, post which, he set up a multi-brand car sales and service network called Carnation.

Khattar was an officer of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS). Before joining Maruti Suzuki, he served as the joint secretary in the Union Ministry of Steel and held various administrative positions in the Uttar Pradesh government.

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