New Delhi. Prithviraj Singh Oberoi, who was at the top of the Indian hospitality world and honorary chairman of Oberoi Group, has said goodbye to the world. He was the Executive Chairman of EIH Limited. He breathed his last at the age of 94. This has been confirmed by the spokesperson of Oberoi Group himself. Oberoi Group wrote on social media, “It is with great sadness that we announce that our beloved leader, PRS Oberoi, Chairman Emeritus, has breathed his last today. His demise is a significant loss to the Oberoi Group and the hospitality industry in India and abroad”.
Prithviraj Singh Oberoi was a well-known name
Prithviraj Singh Oberoi’s name was a well-known name in the hotel industry. PRS Oberoi was born on February 3, 1929. His early education took place in India, while he went to the United Kingdom and Switzerland for further studies. After completing his studies, he joined the business of his father, the late Rai Bahadur MS Oberoi, founder of The Oberoi Group.
“People said to me that Raj Vilas was so far away. No one is going to live there.”
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After which, under the guidance of his father, he took over the company and took the hotel industry to a new dimension. He emphasized on focusing more on hotel quality in hotel management and also worked on the development of the resort. Due to his commendable work, he was also given Padma Vibhushan. In 2008, PRS Oberoi was awarded the nation’s second highest civilian honour.
India mourns the loss of Prithvi Raj Singh Oberoi, a towering figure in luxury hospitality. His visionary leadership transformed Oberoi Hotels into a global emblem of elegance and exemplary service. Awarded the Padma Vibhushan for his service to India, his legacy transcends… https://t.co/XvyeguSQPT
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Honored with many awards
Apart from this, he has been honored with many awards including Businessman of the Year, Lifetime Achievement Awards, Lifetime Achievement Award at ILTM and Corporate Hotelier of the World Award. Let us tell you that the funeral ceremony of PRS Oberoi will start at 4:00 pm today at Bhagwanti Oberoi Charitable Trust, Oberoi Farm, Kapashera. Apart from this, all the knowledgeable people have been asked to come for the last darshan.
Patriarch of Indian hotel industry Prithvi Raj Singh Oberoi who pioneered hospitality in India with – Oberoi Hotels & Resorts – passes away. Om Shanti. pic.twitter.com/G2qJO7DLw6
— PVSIVAKUMAR 🇮🇳 (@PVSIVAKUMAR1) November 14, 2023
A fine tribute to a hotelier-businessman: Prithvi Raj Singh Oberoi aka ‘Biki’ Oberoi leaves behind a tremendous legacy in the form of @Oberoi Hotels , @Sundeepkk chronicles his life and puts his achievements in perspective.https://t.co/gedhvymYpJ
— Nikhil Kanekal (@nkanekal) November 14, 2023
Condolence meetings have also been organized in all the companies of the group today. It is noteworthy that today, thanks to PRS Oberoi, international luxury level hotels have been opened in many cities of the country. Now the company and the coming generation will work to take forward the great legacy of PRS Oberoi.
Sadden to hear about passing away of Chairman Emeritus of The Oberoi Group Prithvi Raj Singh Oberoi, widely known as the doyen of Indian hospitality on Tuesday, leaving behind a rich legacy May God rest his soul in peace.🙏 #Oberoigroupsofhotel #EIHltd pic.twitter.com/R2mHNNQm5x
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