Mumbai: Prithvi Raj Singh Oberoi, known as the doyen of Indian hospitality and Chairman Emeritus of the Oberoi Group, passed away on the morning of Tuesday, November 14 at the age of 94.
Fondly, referred to as 'Biki,' Oberoi was a distinguished figure in the hospitality sector, recognized as a trailblazer in reshaping the industry.
He held the position of Executive Chairman at EIH Limited, the flagship company of The Oberoi Group, and served as the Chairman of Oberoi Hotels Private Limited, the primary shareholder of EIH Limited.
He is survived by his son Vikram, CEO and managing director of EIH, and two daughters.
The cremation ceremony is scheduled to take place today at 4:00 pm at the Bhagwanti Oberoi Charitable Trust, Oberoi Farm, Kapashera. Furthermore, prayers will be conducted for him at our hotels and the Corporate Office today, as stated in a press note released by the Oberoi Group.
Awarded with the Padma Vibhushan
In January 2008, he was honored with the Padma Vibhushan, India's second-highest civilian award. Additionally, in December 2012, the International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) awarded him the Lifetime Achievement Award, globally recognizing his outstanding leadership, vision, and significant contributions to shaping The Oberoi Group into one of the premier luxury hotel chains worldwide.
Known for his exceptional leadership
This award acknowledges his exceptional leadership, innovative ideas, and substantial contributions in establishing 'The Oberoi Group' as one of the leading luxury hotel chains across the globe.