"Mr Singhania died at 8:30 am today after suffering a heart attack. He was cremated at the Bhagwan Das Ghat," informed UPCA CEO Lalit Khanna.

Singhania was born on 12th June, 1935 in Kanpur in the illustrious family of JKs. He had served UPCA for the last two decades.

Since childhood, he had interest in sports, literature, cultural activities, besides academics. He was a MA, Ph.D. in Economics.

Besides, being involved in sports, he was also attached with the JK Organisation.

He was the President of JK Organisation and a Promoter Director of JK Cement Ltd. since its inception in 1994.

Singhania also held Chairmanship in other Companies viz. Jaykay Enterprises Ltd., JK Cotton Ltd. & JK Traders Ltd. He served as Chairman of "Merchants of Uttar Pradesh", the Employers Association of Northern India and 'UP Stock Exchange Ltd'.

He also held position of Director in Pradeshiya Industrial Investment Corporation of Uttar Pradesh, UP State Industrial Development Corporation and Uttar Pradesh State Sugar Corporation.

The BCCI vice-president Rajiv Shukla, who is also the secretary of UPCA, condoled the death of Singhania on Wednesday.

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