LEADING Bahrain-based businessman Manoj Bhatia has died.
The Indian national died at the age of 65 in Mumbai yesterday from a heart attack.
He lived in Bahrain since 1956 and was the group chairman of Falcon Trading, Naraina Holdings, Bhatia Technical Services and Slingtek.
After his schooling in Bahrain, he went back to Mumbai and pursued a Bachelor of Science from South Indian Education Society (SIES), and then returned to Bahrain to increase the footprint of the family business across diversified channels.
Mr Bhatia was also the chairman of Thattai Hindu Mercantile Community which has a history of more than 150 years of friendship with Bahrain and is one of the oldest Indian mercantile business communities.
He was also the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Bahrain Asian Traders Committee vice-president and was on the Bahrain India Society board.
He is survived by his wife Snehal, sons Bharat and Hemant, brother Yogesh, daughter-in-laws Poonam and Nisha, daughter Jessica and son-in-law Vivek.
Details of a condolence meeting will be soon announced.