Amit Jain, the global head of information technology infrastructure, principal consultant, at Mumbai-based IT services major Tata Consultancy Services, passed away on March 19 due to a heart attack.
He was 53 years old.
According to multiple media reports Jain was tasked with enabling the offshore delivery centre that would facilitate work-from-home for TCS employees. "Jain succumbed to the heart attack in the middle of a presentation to a senior executive of TCS,” the Hindu Business Line reported, citing a source.
Lack of sleep coupled with the stress of enabling the offshore delivery centre for work from home amid the ongoing Covid 19 pandemic were among factors that contributed to the heart attack, the report said.
TCS declined to comment on the report and Jain’s passing.
A colleague and a close aide of Jain confirmed to TechCircle that he was present in office and was sent to the “sick room” after he started feeling unwell on March 17.
While resting in the sick room, Jain apparently had a heart attack and was immediately taken to the Hiranandani Hospital in Mumbai, where doctors conducted surgery and found a major blockage.
However, he passed away two days later, on March 19.
Mukul Jain, Amit’s older brother, has refuted reports that claimed the heart attack was stress related.
“I want to reiterate on behalf of all the family that TCS personnel including the CEO were extremely helpful to the family. Everybody in TCS went out of the way to ensure that Amit gets the best possible treatment and solace at the time of this stress. His immediate superior, his CHRO, his immediate reportees, all went out of the way to help the family. The statements about stress attributed to us are not given by us,” he said in a post on social media platform Twitter.