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Indian software leader dies

Dewang Mehta, head of Indian software trade group the National Association of Software and Service Companies, was found dead of a heart attack Friday in his Sydney, Australia, hotel room. He was there as part of a delegation of government and industry figures promoting India's information technology industry. The 38-year-old Mehta was considered a leading spokesman for India's $4 billion dollar computer software and services industry, lobbying with Indian and foreign governments and campaigning against software piracy.

Dewang Mehta, head of Indian software trade group the National Association of Software and Service Companies, was found dead of a heart attack Friday in his Sydney, Australia, hotel room. He was there as part of a delegation of government and industry figures promoting India's information technology industry.

The 38-year-old Mehta was considered a leading spokesman for India's $4 billion dollar computer software and services industry, lobbying with Indian and foreign governments and campaigning against software piracy.