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Pallonji Mistry, Indian Billionaire Caught in Tata Feud, Dies at 93

  • Son’s ouster as Tata Sons chairman sparked long legal battle
  • His SP Group’s businesses built hotels, palaces and factories
Pallonji Shapoorji Mistry in 2006.
Pallonji Shapoorji Mistry in 2006.Photographer: Vikas Khot/IndiaPictures/Getty Images

Pallonji Mistry, the Indian-born billionaire whose engineering empire built luxury hotels, stadiums, palaces and factories across Asia and whose family’s epic showdown with the Tata Group sparked India’s biggest corporate feud, has passed away in Mumbai. He was 93.

A company spokesperson confirmed the death of the Indian tycoon after social media posts on the news spread.