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Kapoor vs Kapur: How 26/11 blew open a succession battle at Yes Bank

Nov 27, 2018 11:22 AM IST

Yes Bank's co-founder Ashok Kapur was killed in the 26/11 terrorist attacks in Mumbai

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Moneycontrol News

It has been ten years since Mumbai witnessed one of the worst terrorist attacks India has ever seen. On November 26, 2008, 10 Lashkar-E-Taiba militants sailed into the island city from Karachi and killed 166 civilians, injuring over 300.

One person among the 166 was the co-founder of Yes Bank, the youngest private bank of India at that time, Ashok Kapur.

Kapur had gone for dinner with his wife, Madhu Kapur, at the Trident-Oberoi Hotel's Kandahar restaurant, when the shooting began. In the chaos, the couple was separated and Madhu was able to escape with the help of security officers. However, Ashok could not make it outside. His body was found on the 19th floor of the hotel.