Industrialist Indravadan A. Modi passed away here on Monday following a brief illness.

He was 87.

Modi, who was the Chairman of Cadila Pharmaceuticals, championed the cause of the pharma industry, and became a rallying point against the new patent regime of the 1970 Act during its consideration stages, a company statement said.

Modi made a foray into pharma in 1951 by setting up Cadila Laboratories.

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