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‘Caring and simple,he liked helping other people’

After he was transferred to Delhi from Mumbai last month,A K Tayal (53) planned to make the national capital his permanent home.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi |
May 9, 2012 2:34:51 am

After he was transferred to Delhi from Mumbai last month,A K Tayal (53) planned to make the national capital his permanent home.

“A simple,friendly and soft-spoken person”,Tayal was staying in ONGC guesthouse in Ghaziabad as he searched for an accommodation to bring his family here.

Tayal was chief of Internal Audit department.

His brother Arun Tayal said the family is in shock over his accidental death.

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“It was Monday afternoon when we received the news of his death. We could not believe it. He had talked to his wife on Sunday morning,” said Arun.

Tayal is survived by his wife Neena and two sons — Ankur (25) and Sameer (22). Ankur is working with an MNC in Bangalore while Sameer completed his studies recently.

A K Banerjee,Executive Director,ONGC,said Tayal planned to bring his family to Delhi in a month’s time.

Banerjee said Tayal was a simple man who believed in helping people. “Despite being a GM he was down to earth and amicable. I was out of station on Sunday. When I returned,his driver called me to say that he (Tayal) was missing from the guesthouse. His phone was in his room. On inquiry we found that his body was found by police in a manhole. I was in a meeting when I received a call from police at 11.30 am,” said Banerjee.

Tayal started his career with ONGC from its Dehradun office as Finance and Accounts Officer in 1982. He worked at Mumbai,Baroda,Sivasagar,Jorhat and Delhi with the company.

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