RIP, Ranjan Kapur (1942-2018)

27 Jan,2018

 

By A Correspondent

 

Ranjan Kapur, WPP India Chairman, former Ogilvy India CEO, a mentor to many young entrerpreneurs and one of the Indian advertising industry’s leading lights, passed away in Mumbai on Saturday. He died due to a heart attack. He was 75.

Born in Lahore in pre-Partition India in 1942, Kapur had did an MA in English from St Stephen’s College, Delhi in 1964.

He joined Citibank, but the lure of the creative business got him to Ogilvy in the ‘60s. He moved to head Ogilvy India in 1994, and he helped catapult the agency to the top. He is credited to have spotted the talent in now Ogilvy India chairman Piyush Pandey and make him creative head.

The cremation will  be held on Sunday, January 28 at 11.30am at the Worli Crematorium, Dr E Moses Road, Near Hotel Four Seasons.

 

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