Condolences Pour In After Pepperfry Co-Founder Passes Away In Ladakh

Ambareesh Murty, the co-founder of Pepperfry, passed away due to a cardiac arrest in Leh at the age of 51. This news was shared in a tweet by Ashish Shah, co-founder of the online furniture store.

What Happened: Shah expressed his sorrow in a tweet on the platform X, previously known as Twitter, saying that Murty passed away on the night of August 7 in Leh due to a cardiac arrest.

Murty’s journey in the business world commenced in June 1996 when he became part of Cadbury as a Sales and Marketing professional. He also held roles in Prudential ICICI AMC and Levi’s before embarking on his entrepreneurial journey.

In 2011, Murty, along with Shah, founded Pepperfry, an online marketplace specializing in home furniture and products. The Mumbai-based startup secured its initial funding in 2011 and went on to raise substantial investment from various sources.

Tributes poured on social media for Murty, highlighting his passion for biking and his past journey from Mumbai to Leh.

Swati Bhargava, co-founder of, took to X to offer her condolences.

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