Keshub Mahindra is the former chairman of the Mahindra Group, including Mahindra & Mahindra Limited. As per Forbes Mar 2011 rankings, Mahindra has a net worth of $615 million and is ranked #82nd richest person in India. Mahindra is uncle of Anand Mahindra. He handed charge to nephew Anand Mahindra in 1997. Mahindra retired on 9 August 2012 after heading the group for 45 years, handing over the baton to his nephew and vice-chairman and managing director Anand Mahindra.
Keshub Mahindra had served as the non-executive chairman of Union Carbide India Limited at the time the incident took place in 1984 in which 3,787 people died in Bhopal (as per Govt of Madhya Pradesh). In June 2010, seven former employees of the Union Carbide subsidiary, all Indian nationals and many in their 70s, were convicted of causing death by negligence and each sentenced to two years imprisonment and fined Rs. 100,000 ($1,636), including Keshub Mahindra. All were released on bail shortly after the verdict