New Delhi: R Okay Pachauri, a former chief of The Power and Assets Institute, handed away on Thursday after a protracted cardiac ailment, TERI Director Normal Ajay Mathur stated. He was 79.
“It is with immense sadness that we announce the passing away of R K Pachauri, the founder Director of TERI. The entire TERI family stands with the family of Dr Pachauri in this hour of grief,” Mathur stated in a press release issued by the TERI.
“TERI is what it is because of Dr Pachauri’s untiring perseverance. He played a pivotal role in growing this institution, and making it a premier global organisation in the sustainability space,” stated Mathur, who succeeded Pachauri at TERI in 2015.
Pachauri was admitted to Escorts Coronary heart Institute within the nationwide capital the place he underwent open-heart surgical procedure and was placed on life assist on Tuesday, sources stated.
In 2015, Pachauri was accused of allegedly sexually harassing a lady colleague after which he stop the put up.
Within the assertion issued by TERI, its Chairman Nitin Desai hailed Pachauri’s contribution to world sustainable improvement as “unparalleled”.