Mumbai: Parmeshwar Godrej, wife of Adi Godrej, chairman of the Godrej group of industries, passed away on Monday night at Breach Candy hospital in Mumbai. Parmeshwar, 71, has been a non-executive director of Godrej properties Ltd since 1989. She also served as a director of Indian Hotels and Health Resorts Pvt Ltd.
She has also served on the boards of the Gates Foundation, Gere Foundation, American India Foundation, Palace School at Jaipur and Ananda Hotels.
Godrej was a well-known socialite and page 3 regular. She is known for her philanthropic activities. She started the Heroes project to spread awareness against AIDS in 2004 and worked with Hollywood actor Richard Gere to raise awareness about HIV in India.
She is survived by her husband and three children, Nisa, Pirojsha and Tanya Dubash.