Veteran automotive industrialist
Dr. Surinder Kapur, Founder and Chairman, Sona Group passed away after a brief
illness in Munich, Germany at 20.00 hrs (IST) on June 30, 2015. He is survived
by his wife Rani Kapur and children Sunjay Kapur, Suparna Motwane and Mandira
Koirala. This was stated in a press statement issued by the Sona Group. The Sona
Group consists of the flagship company Sona Koyo Steering, a leading supplier
of steering columns to Maruti Suzuki.
“Dr. Kapur was revered as a noted
industrialist and a pioneer in the Indian Auto industry. He has held various
positions of responsibility in key industry bodies.
"He has served as the Chairman of the
Industrial Relations Council of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and was
awarded the CII President’s Award for contribution to Mission for ‘Innovation
in Manufacturing for the year 2006-2007’. Dr. Kapur was a member of the
National Manufacturing Competitiveness Council (NMCC) and National Council for
Electric Mobility (NCEM). He was also a member of Automotive Mission Plan
(2006-2016) set up by Ministry of Heavy Industry, Government of India and has
led the CII’s mission on Innovation in Manufacturing. He has been a past
President of the Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA)
as well as Chairman of TPM Club of India,” the press statement read.
Source: Sona Group
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