Sahara Group Chairman Subrata Roy Sahara passed away on November 14 at approximately 10:30 pm, succumbing to cardiorespiratory arrest after a prolonged battle with complications stemming from metastatic malignancy, hypertension, and diabetes. The founder of Sahara Group had been admitted to Mumbai’s Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital & Medical Research Institute on November 12 as his health deteriorated.
A company statement confirmed the sad news, stating, “It is with profound sadness that Sahara India Pariwar informs the demise of our Hon’ble ‘Saharasri’ Subrata Roy Sahara, Managing Worker and Chairman, Sahara India Pariwar.”
Subrata Roy’s notable assets once included the Plaza Hotel in New York, Grossvenor House in London, and the former Force India Formula One team, as reported by Reuters.
Former Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav expressed his condolences, acknowledging Subrata Roy’s philanthropy and impact on people’s lives. Cricketer Suresh Raina also paid tribute, describing Roy as a “great motivator, speaker, and sports lover.”
On social media, netizens had diverse reactions to Subrata Roy Sahara’s death. Some highlighted his contributions, while others raised concerns about Sahara’s alleged financial irregularities. A few users reflected on the transient nature of power, money, and influential connections, citing Subrata Roy’s life as an example.