Pepperfry Co-Founder and CEO Ambareesh Murty Dies Of Cardiac Arrest In Leh

Posted By: Shweta Khandal

Posted On: August 8, 2023


Pepperfry Co-founder and CEO Ambareesh Murty passed away because his heart stopped in Leh on Monday night. Ashish Shah, who also helped start the company, shared this news on a website.

Shah expressed deep sadness, saying, “I’m really upset to tell you that my friend, mentor, brother, and soulmate Ambareesh Murty is not with us anymore. He passed away last night due to a heart problem in Leh. Please pray for him and his family to have strength.”

Murty, who was 51 years old, had shared a video of Leh on Instagram a few days ago.

Murty and Shah created Pepperfry together in 2011. The company is in Mumbai and it operates a website where you can buy furniture and things to decorate your home.

Murty recently said he was at Pepperfry for 12 years on a website called LinkedIn.

Murty went to IIM Calcutta, finishing in 1996, and he got a degree in Engineering from Delhi College of Engineering in 1994. He worked for 27 years in different jobs, like managing things in companies that sell stuff, in money-related services, and on the Internet.

He started at Cadbury where he helped sell things, then he was at ICICI Prudential, Britannia, and Levi’s for a little while.

Before starting Pepperfry, he worked at eBay as a country manager for more than five years in places like India, the Philippines, and Malaysia.

He also had a business where he taught people about money and gave advice. This was called Origin Resources and it was in Bangalore from 2003 to 2005, before he went to work at eBay.

Lots of people shared their sympathy for Murty on social media after his death was confirmed. Amarjit Batra, who’s in charge of Spotify in India, wrote on a website, “I’m really sad and surprised to hear this very sad news.

I hope his soul finds peace. I feel deeply sorry for his family and the Pepperfry team. We lost a wonderful friend and a great leader.”

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