NRI businessman Shantilal Kansagara dies at 96

United News of India

Rajkot, April 19, 2011

Non-resident Indian (NRI) businessman Shantilal Nathalal Kansagara, popularly known as SNK and whose family was a promoter of low-cost carrier SpiceJet, died at the Wockhardt hospital here last night after a brief illness.

He was 96. He is survived by his wife, four sons and four daughters.

The Kansagaras have promoted the Malwood Group, which has business interests in Kenya, Tanzania, Sudan, Nigeria and the United Kingdom.

Three of Mr Kansagara's sons are settled in London, while one is in Kenya.