Gopal Rao Diwekar, an industrialist and Managing Director of the Pearlite Liners Pvt. Ltd. here, died at Varanasi on Sunday. He was 74. He is survived by his wife and son. He died of a massive heart attack at Varanasi where he had gone on a pilgrimage with his family members. The funeral was held at Varanasi.
Mr. Diwekar, who was an outstanding foundry expert, was conferred with the Best Foundryman Award by the Indian Institute of Foundrymen.