Two days after he was unceremoniously removed from the post of the chairman of the Tata Group, Cyrus Mistry has shot an email to the board members.

His ‘emotional’ mail conveyed his ‘shock’ over the manner of his removal from the prestigious post he was given in December 2012. The mail further says that the ‘board has not covered itself with glory’ and he was denied ‘a chance to defend myself.’

Mistry has said that his exclusion is ‘unprecedented’ in India. His office however has said that he is not considering any legal option ‘at this stage’.

Cyrus Mistry, 48, was replaced by his 78-year-old predecessor Ratan Tata.

Meanwhile, the Tata Group has filed caveats as a preventive move against any legal challenge from Mistry.

The board of the $100 billion group has nine members out of whom six voted to remove Mistry, two abstained, and as per rules, Mistry did not get a vote.

Harish Salve, a long-time legal adviser to the Tata Group, told a private news channel that Cyrus Mistry's decisions to sell assets acquired by the group's head, including its steel interests in the UK, did not find any favour with the board and were viewed as detrimental to the company's significant international reputation.

“I'm sure all the people concerned here know they are not fighting for a piece of land or property," said Salve, emphasizing that the group felt its formidable international reputation was being compromised.

Salve had expressed concerns that Mistry was getting rid of ‘the family jewels’ by disposing off Tata's entire steel operation in the UK and selling hotels in America that are part of the group's upmarket Taj chain of hotels.

Mohan Parasaran, who provided legal advice to the board for a month regarding Mistry's removal, on Tuesday said that before the significant board meeting, Ratan Tata met privately with Cyrus Mistry and advised him to quit, but was turned down.