Indian ‘takeover king’ Goenka dies

ERJ staff report (BC)

Kolkata, India – Rama Prasad Goenka (popularly known as “RP”) died on 14 April at the age of 83, reports Mithun Dasgupta of the New Indian Express from an| Indo-Asian News Service (IAN) source.

Regarded as a “takeover king”, Goenka established his RPG Enterprises in 1979 with four companies – Phillips Carbon Black, Asian Cables, Agarpara Jute and Murphy India – which he inherited when the family assets were divided.

As well as tires and carbon black, the tycoon had business interests spanning power…

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