Singh (40), who is the co-founder of the healthcare chain will become the Non-Executive Vice-Chairman with effect from January 1, 2016, the company said in a statement.
Commenting on his decision to step down from active role in the firm, Singh said, "Having spent almost two decades setting up and running Fortis, our mission of saving and enriching lives is an integral part of my being. Over time this has inspired me to do more direct service and give back to society a little of what I have received in abundance."
Singh said he had requested for 'Sewa' at Radha Soami Beas, headquartered near Amritsar.
"I am fortunate to have been accepted. I will move to Dera, Beas post transitioning my executive responsibilities at Fortis," he said.
Supporting his younger brother's decision, Fortis Executive Chairman Malvinder Singh said, "It is not always that one gets to commit oneself in the service of the society and I am delighted that Shivinder is taking this step at this phase of his life."
Singh founded Fortis Healthcare with his elder brother Malvinder Mohan Singh in late 1990s. The brothers sold their stake in Ranbaxy to Japanese drug major Daiichi Sankyo in 2008.


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