Ahmedabad (Gujarat) | Businessman Parag Desai, executive director of Wagh Bakri Group, died on Sunday "after suffering brain haemorrhage".
Sources said the businessman fell down a few days ago near his residence during a walk while trying to ward off stray dogs.
Desai, 50, was admitted to a private hospital soon after his injury and later shifted to another hospital.
Sources at the hospital, where he was treated later, said he suffered a skull fracture "due to fall" and a team of doctors continuously monitored his condition.
Shalby Hospitals, where Parag Desai was admitted soon after he suffered injuries, said he was brought to the emergency department of the hospital.
Shalby Hospitals issued a press note "to clarify on the recent case of a patient who was brought to the hospital after a fall".
The press note stated that the patient was brought to the emergency department of Shalby Hospitals at SG Highway by around 6 pm.
"He was unconscious and not responding. It was stated that the patient fell down after being chased by dogs but apparently there were no dog bite marks on his body. A CT scan revealed acute subdural hematoma with bilateral frontal contusion," the press note said.
Dr Nishita Shukla, Group COO, Shalby Hospitals, said the patient was admitted to the ICU and was advised to be kept under observation and treatment for 72 hours.
"The patient was discharged on the request of his relatives. Lately, we having been getting a lot of cases due to dog bite or accidents caused by stray animals."
Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Priyanka Chaturvedi said that Parag Desai's death and said it was avoidable.
She said there should be a "proactive policy" to handle the stray dog menace.
"Parag Desai's death is tragic and was avoidable. My heartfelt condolences to his family. We really need to have a pro active policy in place to handle the stray dog menace- active stray animal shelters especially dogs, neutering them, their vaccinations etc. I have seen many NGOs who selflessly serve the cause but struggle due to lack of funds and
local governments that have funds but not prioritising it," she said in post on 'X' over a report concerning the businessman's death.
Gujarat Congress chief and Rajya Sabha member Shaktisinh Gohil also expressed his condolences over the demise of Parag Desai.
"Very sad news coming in. Parag Desai, Director and owner Wagh Bakri Tea passed away. He had a brain haemorrhage following a fall. May his soul rest in peace. My condolences to the entire Wagh Bakri family across India," he said in a post on X.
Wagh Bakri Tea Group has been in tea business since 1892. Wagh Bakri Tea Group owns and operates one of the leading packaged tea companies in India with a turnover of over Rs 2000 crore.