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Why was Cyrus Mistry sacked? Top possible reasons for his exit

Among the real issues, Tata might have felt Mistry would not be the best bet for the group in the long term

Ratan Tata arrives at Tata group's head office Bombay House in Mumba
Ratan Tata arrives at Tata group's head office Bombay House in Mumbai. Photo:Kamlesh Pednekar/BS

Ratan Tata, patriarch of one of India's most influential families, will take over as interim chairman of Tata Sons after the salt-to-software conglomerate's board ousted Cyrus Mistry, who had sought to shake up the firm's management. Tata, who had stepped down as chairman and was replaced by Mistry in late 2012, will head the group for four months while the company seeks a replacement. Tata Sons is a large shareholder in a string of listed Tata Group companies - a business empire ranging from Jaguar Land Rover cars and steel mills to aviation and salt ...