Vijaypat Singhania, chairman Raymond Group, sacked

File photo of Vijaypat Singhania, with his son Gautam Singhania

Vijaypat Singhania, the chairman-emeritus of the Raymond Group, has been sacked by the Board of Raymond Group, whose chairman and managing director is his son Gautam Singhania.

The father-son duo have been entangled in a bitter legal battle for the last few years.

Who is Vijaypat Singhania

  • Singhania, 80, is the man who took the Raymond Group to where it is today.
  • He gave the tagline ‘The Complete Man’ which has become synonymous with Raymond.
  • He was known to be a trail blazer. In 1988 he flew a microlight aircraft from India to the United Kingdom – a distance of 34,000 km that he covered in 24 days.
  • He won the gold medal in the Federation Aeronautique Internationale air race in 1998.
  • He was conferred with the rank of Honorary Air Commodore of the Indian Air Force.
  • At the age of 67, in 2001, he created a new world record for highest altitude gained in a hot air balloon.
  • In 2005, he earned a Gold medal of the Royal Aero Club.
  • In 2006 he was conferred the Padma Bhushan.
  • He has written a book – ‘An Angel In A Cockpit’ – on his microlite journey.

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