Mumbai, June 19: Former Tata Group director Freddie
Ardeshir Mehta died early today following brief illness.
In an illustrious career spanning nearly 50 years with
the Tata Group, Mehta served as chairman on a number of group
companies including Tata Investment Corporation, Tata Asset
Management, the Forbes group of companies (Goodlass Nerolac,
Eureka Forbes), Rallis India and Tata McGraw Hill corporation,
a company release said.
Mehta, who joined the group in 1956, was promoted to the
Tata sons in 1972, it said.
He also served as the chairman of Siemens (India) and SKF
Bearings (India) besides being on the boards of Burroughs
Welcome, Bayer India, Escorts and VIP, it added.