Biocon executive chairperson Kiran Mazumdar Shaw has been struck by tragedy and is grieving the loss of her husband John Shaw.
The founder of the innovation-led fully integrated biopharmaceutical company Biocon lost her husband on Monday, October 25th. According to family sources who spoke to PTI, Shaw passed away while receiving treatment in a private hospital. He was 73. The former vice chairman of Biocon passed away while receiving cancer treatment in Bengaluru.
They were married for over 23 years and were more than just a married couple. According to the Indian Billionaire and visionary, she lost not only a husband but also a mentor and guide.
I am devastated to lose my husband, my mentor and soul mate. I will always be spiritually guided by John as I pursue my purpose. Rest in Peace my darling John. Thank you for making my life so very special. I will miss you profoundly pic.twitter.com/b0qv6ZGI2D
— Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw (@kiranshaw) October 25, 2022
The 69-year-old tweeted “I am devastated to lose my husband, my mentor and soul mate. I will always be spiritually guided by John as I pursue my purpose. Rest in Peace my darling John. Thank you for making my life so very special. I will miss you profoundly.”
Mazumdar-Shaw had recently lost her mother Yamini Mazumdar and is now understandably troubled due to the demise of her spouse.
Before joining Biocon in 1999, where he worked for almost 22 years as vice chairman and a non-executive director, John Shaw was the head of the textile firm Madhura Coats. He retired in July 2021. Additionally, he worked as a foreign promoter and advisory board member for several Biocon Group enterprises. He made a significant contribution to Biocon’s transformation from a tiny enzymes company to a well-known biopharmaceutical company, and he was instrumental in the group’s financial and strategic growth as well as in assuring the highest levels of corporate governance inside the organization. John formerly served as the Viyella Group’s managing director as well.
Needless to say, this is a big loss for not only Biocon and Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, but also the public community.