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Avon cycles founder no more

Mr Hansraj Pahwa, the founder of Avon Cycles, one of the leading cycle manufactures in the country, breathed his last on Friday night.

india Updated: Feb 18, 2006 18:14 IST
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Mr Hansraj Pahwa, the founder of Avon Cycles, one of the leading cycle manufactures in the country, breathed his last last night after suffering a heart attack. He was 97.

Mr Pahwa popularly known as Bauji was one of the pioneers of the cycle industry in Ludhiana. After migrating from Pakistan in 1947 he set-up a cycle repair shop. Thereafter their was no looking back and he then went onto to set-up Avon Cycles.

Mr Pahwa is survived by his grandchildren. His son Inderjit had died last month at the age of 67, while his daughter had passed away a couple of years back.

His body was consigned to the flames. A large number of prominent citizens and leading industrialists were present at the cremation.