A leading industrialist and the co-founder & chairman of Hero cycles, Om Prakash Munjal died in Punjab’s Ludhiana city on Thursday.
According to his family, Munjal was admitted to the Hero heart Institute at Ludhiana’s Dayanand medical college and hospital where he died at the age of 87.
Also, the founder of Hero motors, Munjal is survived by a son and four daughters.
Munjal, who started his career by selling bicycle spare parts in Amritsar in 1944 with his brothers, is today popularly known as the father of the cycle industry. His name was also listed in the ‘Guinness Books of World Records’ as the largest bicycle manufacturer in the world.
Meanwhile, industrialists, including Avon cycles managing director Onkar Singh Pahwa and Bhogal cycles chairman Avtar Singh Bhogal, have expressed shock and grief over the death of Munjal, who had founded Hero Cycles in 1956.
Munjal’s cremation will take place tomorrow evening in the Model Town Extension Cremation ground in Ludhiana.