Industrialist K.K. Birla dead

August 30th, 2008 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS  

Kolkata, Aug 30 (IANS) Eminent industrialist K.K. Birla died at his Birla Park residence here Saturday morning after a brief illness. He was 90 years old. A spokesman for the family said Birla, the chairman of the Hindustan Times and several companies, died at about 7.30 a.m. His wife Manorama Devi Birla had died about a month ago.

Birla is survived by three daughters - Nandini Nupani, Saroj Potddar and Shobhana Bhartia, who is vice chairperson and editorial adviser of Hindustan Times.

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