Industrialist Rajan Nanda, the Chairman and Managing Director of Escorts Limited, passed away in Delhi. He was declared brain dead at a hospital. As soon as the news surfaced on social media, condolences started to pour in for the family. He was the father-in-law of Amitabh Bachchan’s daughter Shweta Bachchan Nanda.

Late Rajan Nanda is survived by two children Nikhil, Natasha Nanda and wife. The news was confirmed by actor Ranbir Kapoor’s sister Riddhima Kapoor Sahani. People are offering condolences to the family.

Riddhima took to social networking site Instagram and wrote, “You were are & will always be a legend! Thank you for all the love always – will miss you so much uncle – until we meet again RIP uncle Rajan.”

Amitabh Bachchan also thanked fans for offering condolences through his tweet. Rajnish Sharma also took to micro-blogging site Twitter to express grief. He wrote, “Dear FB and Twitter friends, I need to share a very sad news. Our ESCORTS Group Chairman Shri Rajan Nanda is no more. An era comes to an end. May his blessed soul rest in peace. — feeling sad.”

Escorts Group is a renowned Indian engineering company which operates in the sectors of construction and material handling equipment, agri-machinery and railway equipment. Shweta’s husband Nikhil Nanda is the Managing Director of the company.