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Popular Holdings chairman passes away, aged 66

BOOKSTORE chain Popular Holdings said that its non-executive chairman Ramayah Vangatharaman, 66, passed away on Sunday.

A lawyer and arbitrator, Mr Ramayah was appointed as an independent director in 2002 and became chairman in 2012.

Popular said he helped the company champion local literary talents through its annual Readers' Choice Award.

"His keen business acumen also saw us through the extension of Popular's business into e-commerce, keeping Popular Holdings at the forefront of changing business landscapes," the company added.

Popular delisted from the Singapore Exchange a year ago.

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