According to numerous accounts, Parag Desai, the Executive Director of the Wagh Bakri Tea Group, which owns the Wagh Bakri tea brand, died at the age of 49. His wife Vidisha and daughter Parisha are still alive.
On October 15, while attempting to flee street dogs that had attacked him, Desai collapsed in front of his home and suffered a cerebral hemorrhage, according to the Ahmedabad Mirror. Desai was taken urgently to the neighboring Shelby Hospital for treatment after a security officer informed the family of the occurrence. After a day of observation, he was sent to Zydus Hospital for operation, according to reports.
According to sources cited by The Times of India, Desai passed away in a private hospital in Ahmedabad on October 22 after spending seven days on a ventilator.
Today at 9:00 am, his final rites were performed at the Thaltej cremation, according to the AM report.
Rasesh Desai, the managing director of the Wagh Bakri Tea Group, was the father of Parag Desai. Desai oversaw the company’s sales, marketing, and export divisions during his more than 30 years as an entrepreneur. The business generates more than Rs. 1,500 crore in revenue.
Desai was a member of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), among other organizations, and was a prominent industry leader and prolific tea tester.
Desai is referred to as “an expert tea taster and evaluator” on the Wagh Bakri website. It was noted that he holds an MBA from Long Island University in the USA.