Kolkata, Mar 6: G P Birla, India's one of the most illustrious industrialist, passed away at the age of 86 on Friday, Mar 5 night.
According to family sources, Birla had been suffering from various illnesses for quiet some time and died at his home here.
Ganga Prasad Birla owns Hindustan Motors, Orient Fans and Orient Papers.
GP Birla, the father of CK Birla, also heads GP-CK Birla Group.
The business activities of the GP-CK Birla Group spread across 4 continents. The group has a strong hold in both the manufacturing as well as the service sectors.