Tata Motors Managing Director Karl Slym

Tata Motors Managing Director Karl Slym

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Karl Slym, managing director of Tata Motors Ltd., speaks during a company launch in Mumbai, India, on Oct. 16, 2012. Slym, who joined Tata Motors in 2012 after a 17-year stint at General Motors Co., has died at the age of 51.