Indian billionaire and mining tycoon Harpal Randhawa and his 22-year-old son Amer have been amongst six individuals who died in a aircraft crash in Zimbabwe on September 29, as per a PTI report. The tragic incident occurred when their non-public aircraft crashed close to a diamond mine in southwestern Zimbabwe after experiencing a technical fault
Notably, Harpal Randhawa is the proprietor of RioZim, a diversified mining firm producing gold and coal in addition to refining nickel and copper. Mr Randhawa additionally based the $4-billion non-public fairness enterprise GEM Holdings.
The mining tycoon and his son have been touring in a Cessna 206 plane, privately owned by RioZim. They have been en route from Harare to the Murowa diamond mine when the accident occurred. The only-engined plane crashed close to the Murowa Diamonds mine, which is partly owned by RioZim. All passengers and crew onboard died within the accident.
Filmmaker Hopewell Chinono, a buddy of Mr Randhawa, condoled his dying on X and wrote, ”I’m deeply saddened with the passing of Harpal Randhawa, the proprietor of Rio Zim who died in a aircraft crash in Zvishavane. 5 different folks together with his son who was additionally a pilot, however a passenger on this flight additionally died within the crash.”
Here is the tweet:
I’m deeply saddened with the passing of Harpal Randhawa, the proprietor of Rio Zim who died in the present day in a aircraft crash in Zvishavane.
5 different folks together with his son who was additionally a pilot, however a passenger on this flight additionally died within the crash.
I first met Harpal in 2017 by means of a… pic.twitter.com/A0AGOaR3sw
— Hopewell Chin’ono (@daddyhope) September 29, 2023
”He was very beneficiant with life recommendation, and really humble for the rich man that he was. By way of him, I met many individuals within the enterprise, diplomatic, and political worlds. My ideas are together with his spouse, household, associates, and the Rio Zim group. Relaxation in Peace, your works and love for Zimbabwe might be your lasting legacy,” he added.
Mr Chinono additionally put up a tweet informing of the memorial service for the father-son duo.
The household of Harpal Randhawa who died together with his son Amer on Friday in a aircraft crash, respectfully invite all his associates and associates to have fun his life and that of his son Amer at a memorial service at Raintree on Wednesday the 4th of October, 2023.
Arrival time is 3PM.… pic.twitter.com/cWF0kPhe7G
— Hopewell Chin’ono (@daddyhope) October 1, 2023
In the meantime, the area people and regulation enforcement businesses are working collectively to handle the aftermath of the aircraft crash.