Indian billionaire Harpal Randhawa is the owner of RioZim, a diversified mining company that produces gold and coal and refines nickel and copper. He and his 22 year old son Amer died in a plane crash when their private plane crashed near a diamond mine in southwestern Zimbabwe after it encountered a technical fault.
Harpal Randhawa is also the founder of the $4 billion private equity business GEM Holdings.
They were traveling in a Cessna 206 aircraft owned by RioZim and were flying from Harare to the Murowa diamond mine when the accident took place. All the 6 crew members and passengers onboard died in the accident.
The family of the mining tycoon is holding a memorial service on the 4th of October in Zimbabwe to celebrate his life and that of his son Amer. His friends and associates have been invited for the service.