He had been battling cancer and had worked with the company since 2007.
Mihir Dayal - BMW's director of sales India, passed away on 07 April 2020. He died after a battle with cancer that lasted weeks. Dayal had been working with BMW India since 2007. Prior to joining BMW India, he worked with Mercedes-Benz as product manager between 2004-07. In this role, he was responsible for sales and product management; including aspects related to pricing, training and marketing communications for the products. In 2007, he joined BMW India as sales manager and worked his way up to different roles such as senior manager, general manager and eventually, the head of Brand Management and Sales at MINI India.
Below is the statement by BMW Group India, on his passing.
BMW Group India, with profound sorrow, announces the demise of Mr. Mihir Dayal (40), Director – Sales on 7 April 2020. Mihir was in a fierce combat with cancer for the last few weeks. Our prayers are with his family and loved ones during this difficult period. Mihir's contribution to BMW Group India has been invaluable. He will always be remembered as a remarkable, inspiring and compassionate human being. Mihir is survived by his wife and their two children.