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B M Munjal, father of Indian two-wheeler industry, passes away

In June 2015, Munjal stepped down from the position of chairman at Hero MotoCorp to become chairman emeritus

B M Munjal, father of Indian two-wheeler industry, passes away

Brijmohan Lall Munjal, widely regarded as the father of the Indian two-wheeler industry, passed away on Sunday evening at the age of 92. Munjal, who founded Hero MotoCorp, the world's largest two-wheeler manufacturer, is survived by three sons: Suman Kant, Pawan Kant and Sunil Kant. Munjal's younger brother O P Munjal had passed away in August this year. Brijmohan Munjal had inked an agreement with Honda in the 1980s to manufacture motorcycles even though he was keen to make scooters as India was largely a scooter market those days. However, Honda already had a tie-up with ...