Dilip, Gita Piramal divorced

Mumbai, June 3 | Updated: Jun 4 2005, 05:30am hrs
This seems to be a split with a difference no rancour, no hard feelings. Author Gita Piramal, and her husband Dilip, the chairman of Blow Plast and VIP Industries, have divorced after a marriage of over 20 years. This is what has led to Gita Piramal recently stepping down as director from the two companies of which her husband is chairman. Neither Dilip nor Gita Piramal could be reached for comment.

The couple have parted amicably as befits two people of stature. Further, as far as the two listed companies -Blow Plast and VIP Industries are concerned, there will be no division of assets. Dilip Piramal will continue to be in charge of both of them, sources familiar with the development said.

Gita Piramal has joined the board of another group company, BP Ergo, where daughter Aparna is an executive director. Sources, however, indicated that Ms Piramal could however get a share of the pie in the unlisted companies, but declined to say anything further.

It is learnt that the 56-year-old Dilip Piramal is getting married to 42- year old Shalini Agarwal later this month.