The funeral of Cyrus Mistry has been scheduled for 11am. The family has requested that no condolence visits be made. Jehangir Pandole, 49, who was the other victim in the car crash, will have a traditional Zoroastrian funeral at the Doongerwadi Towers of Silence, Malabar Hill, on Tuesday evening.
The deaths of former Tata Group chairman Cyrus Mistry and his friend Jehangir Pandole were caused by “severe head trauma and multiple external and internal injuries to vital organs”, their autopsies found. They died almost instantly after the car crash on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad highway on Sunday.
The remains of Mistry and Pandole were brought to the state-run JJ Hospital from Kasa sub-district hospital in Palghar around midnight on Monday. The authorities confirmed that the autopsies were completed by 2. 30am.
“Their remains have been kept in the mortuary. The families have communicated that they will be collecting the bodies before the final rites on Tuesday,” said the official communication.
While the hospital didn’t give any details on the autopsy findings, sources said a provisional report has been prepared. Mistry suffered a head injury, which led to a haemorrhage (heavy bleeding), besides a severe chest injury.
“Both of them suffered from multiple trauma and had injuries in the head, chest and limbs. There were injuries to vital organs, which can cause instant death,” said a source.