India-born Singapore businessman dies

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Singapore, Jan 9: Mumbai-born Robert Viswanathan Chandran, one of Singapore's top businessman, died in a helicopter crash in the oil-rich Riau province of Indonesia on Monday, leaving behind a legacy of a multi-billion dollar petroleum business.

Chandran, 57, is survived by wife Vivian and two daughters, Sharon, 31, and Ashley, 20. He was the founder and chief executive of Chemoil Energy, which was listed in Singapore in 2006 with annual revenue of 4.4 billion US dollars. A Singapore citizen 2005, Chandran had amassed personal wealth of 490 million US dollars.


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