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Wagh Bakri Executive Director Parag Desai Passes Away After Street Dog Attack

The Executive Director of Wagh Bakri, Parag Desai, passed away on Sunday, October 22, 2023,

Aysha Anam
Wagh Bakri Executive Director Parag Desai
Wagh Bakri Executive Director Parag Desai

Wagh Bakri Executive Director Parag Desai on Sunday, October 22, 2023, passed away at a private hospital in Ahmedabad. 

He was 49 years old. He is survived by his wife Vidisha and daughter Parisha. While he was trying to escape street dogs on October 15, he suffered a brain hemorrhage outside his residence. He was immediately rushed to Shelby Hospital for treatment.

He was later moved to Zydus Hospital for surgery. He was kept on a ventilator for at least seven days before his death. His last rites were performed at the Thaltej crematorium at 9 a.m. today. 

His father Rasesh Desai was the Managing Director of Wagh Bakri Tea Group. In a span of 30 years, he took the company to new heights at a turnover of Rs 1500 crore.

He was an eminent tea taster as well as a member of several organisations, including the Federation of Indian Industry (CII). He is an MBA from Long Island University, USA.

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