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Mumbai, May 6: The Director of Parle Products Amol Chauhan was among the 114 people on board the Kenya Airways flight which crashed in Cameroon. Amol had been looking after the company's business prospects abroad.

Ramesh Chauhan, Chairman, Parle Bisleri told reporters that his nephew was on board the flight to Nairobi.

Asked when whether there was any information about Amol, Chauhan said, "All we know is that the plane has gone missing. We have not heard anything else yet."

25-year-old Amol, who was on a business trip to Africa, was on his way back to Nairobi and subsequently scheduled to take a flight back to India.

Amol's elder brother Arup Chouhan has already left for Nairobi to find the fate of his younger brother.

According to a Parle official, Amol, who was recently married, and that his wife is expecting their first child next month.

The airliner crashed after taking off from Douala airport in Cameroon on Saturday. Fifteen Indians were on board.

Amol, son of Sharad Chauhan, Managing Director of Parle Products, and was a promising pistol shooter and a regular at the National Championships.

Amol had won two team silver medals in the National Games in Guwahati early this year, which was his last competitive tournament.

National Rifle Association of India General Secretary Baljit Singh Sethi has condoled Amol's death.

"May God rest the departed soul in peace," he said in his message.

The Parle official also said that the Chouhan family was expecting details about the fate of their scion by Sunday evening.

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