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Ex-Intel India Chief Avtar Saini Struck by Speeding Cab While Cycling, Succumbs to Injuries

  • Posted on February 29, 2024
  • Technology

Former Intel India chief, Avtar Saini, tragically died after being struck by a speeding cab while cycling in Navi Mumbai. The accident occurred early morning on Wednesday, resulting in Saini's immediate demise. Known for his contributions to processor development, Saini leaves behind a notable legacy.

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Former Intel India country head Avtar Saini met with a tragic accident while cycling in Navi Mumbai, resulting in his untimely demise. The incident occurred during the early hours of Wednesday morning on Palm Beach Road in the Nerul area. Saini, aged 68, was accompanied by fellow cyclists when a speeding cab struck him from behind.

The impact of the collision caused severe injuries to Saini, leading to his immediate hospitalization. Despite the swift efforts of his fellow cyclists to rush him to medical care, Saini was declared dead upon arrival at the hospital. The news of his passing sent shockwaves through the tech community, mourning the loss of a visionary leader.

Avtar Saini, known for his significant contributions to processor development, had a distinguished career at Intel. Residing in suburban Chembur, Saini was renowned for his pivotal role in the design and development of Intel's 386 and 486 microprocessors. His leadership extended to spearheading the design of the iconic Pentium processor, marking a significant milestone in computing history.

Authorities swiftly launched an investigation into the accident, with the cab driver facing severe charges under various sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Motor Vehicles Act. Charges include reckless driving and causing death due to negligent acts. However, as of now, the driver remains at large, prompting intensified efforts from law enforcement to apprehend the culprit responsible for Saini's tragic demise.

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The loss of Avtar Saini reverberates not only within the halls of Intel but across the entire technology industry. His pioneering work and innovative contributions have left an indelible mark on the field of processor development. Colleagues and industry peers alike mourn the loss of a visionary leader whose legacy will continue to inspire future generations of technologists.

As condolences pour in from around the world, Saini's family, friends, and colleagues grapple with the profound grief of his sudden departure. His absence leaves a void in the industry, reminding all of the fragility of life and the importance of cherishing every moment. The tragic accident serves as a sobering reminder of the critical need for road safety measures to protect cyclists and prevent further loss of life on the streets.

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