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Tata Group stocks take a hit, trip up to 4% after Cyrus Mistry ouster

Shares Of Tata Steel Declined By 4%, Tata Power 3.11%, Tata Motors 2% And Tata Consultancy Services 1.60% On BSE.

PTI | Updated on: 25 Oct 2016, 11:51:59 AM
A file photo of Tata Group's interim chairman Ratan Tata and Cyrus Mistry. (Getty Images)

New Delhi:

Tata Group stocks hurtled down by up to 4.2% after Cyrus Mistry was removed as chairman of India's largest conglomerate and replaced by his predecessor Ratan Tata in the interim.

Shares of Tata Steel declined by 4%, Tata Power 3.11%, Tata Motors 2% and Tata Consultancy Services 1.60% on BSE.

Among others, Tata Chemicals went down 4.18%, Tata Communications dropped 3.93%, Tata Coffee (3.89%) and Tata Global Beverages (3.47%). Shares of Tata Sponge Iron slipped 3.35% and Tata Elxsi shed 2.30%.

Read: Ratan Tata writes to PM Narendra Modi to inform him about Cyrus Mistry's exit

In a sudden and dramatic turn of events, Mistry was removed as chairman of India's largest conglomerate Tata Group on Monday and replaced by his predecessor Tata in the interim, a development that can trigger a confrontation between the single-largest shareholder and the company's founding family.

Mistry's family firm Shapoorji Pallonji Group has 18.4% in Tata Sons.

Read: Cyrus Mistry's journey as Tata Chairman: Suprise entry, abrupt exit

In the surprise development, the board of Tata Sons, where 66% shares are held by philanthropic trusts endowed by members of the Tata family, ousted chairman Mistry, saying it was acting "for the long-term interest" of the firm.

The board named a five-member search committee, which includes Tata, to choose a successor within four months.

Read: Who is Cyrus Mistry? A brief profile of former Tata Sons chairman

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First Published : 25 Oct 2016, 11:41:00 AM