Tata was born on December 28, in Mumbai, in one of the richest families. His great grandfather was Jamsedji Tata, founder of the Tata group. As a young boy, Tata had a disturbed childhood after his parents split. He was raised by his grandmother, Lady Navajbai in the lap of luxury at Tata Palace. America held a special fascination for the Tata scion and he went to Cornell University to study architecture and structural engineering.
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Tata was born on December 28, in Mumbai, in one of the richest families. His great grandfather was Jamsedji Tata, founder of the Tata group. As a young boy, Tata had a disturbed childhood after his parents split.
He was raised by his grandmother, Lady Navajbai in the lap of luxury at Tata Palace. America held a special fascination for the Tata scion and he went to Cornell University to study architecture and structural engineering.
Later he pursued a management course from Harvard University. In , he joined the Tata Group and his first job involved working with the Tata Steel division in Jamshedpur, where he worked with the blue-collar employees shoveling stone and working with the furnaces.
Tata later paved his way to become the Chairman of Tata Industries and was instrumental in ushering in a wide array of reforms. It was under his stewardship that Tata Consultancy Services went public and Tata Motors was listed in the New York Stock Exchange giving it more international power and recognition.
He is credited with leading the Tatas' successful bid for Corus- an Anglo-Dutch steel and aluminum producer as well as Jaguar and Land Rover brands from the Ford Company. The car was the brainchild of Tata. In year , he was honored with Padma Bhushan by the government of India. He was also conferred an honorary doctorate in business administration by Ohio State University, an honorary doctorate in technology by the Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, and an honorary doctorate in science by the University of Warwick.
Over two thirds of Tata Group is owned by charitable trusts that finance good causes. Unarmed he stood all alone outside the Taj hotel and supervised the activities to help the victims.
He showcased his humane gesture by personally visiting the families of all the 80 employees who were killed or injured. He left no stone unturned to provide relief to the victims and even asked the families and dependents as to what they wanted him to do. His retirement may still be a year away, but Tata has started chalking out plans on his post-retirement. He plans to set up a design centre of international standards and scale. He has led development of many innovative designs and products, the most celebrated being Nano.
The idea of Nano was born with his concern for the safety of nuclear families commuting on two-wheelers. He was the one who suggested that the miniature car should be fitted with just one windscreen wiper. This reduced its price and maintenance cost. Naresh Trehan. His also steered plan to provide cheap and clean drinking water and helped a few Pune-based designers develop a sub-Rs 1, water purifier, Swach. Design Directions Private Limited took more than three years to make this mm unit for purifying water.
A bachelor in real life, Tata loves privacy and shuns media spotlight. He has only CDs, books and dogs for company. The business baron drives himself to work in an unremarkable Tata sedan. Browse by Category: Click any of the links below to jump to each Story.
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A member of a prominent family of Indian industrialists and philanthropists see Tata family , he was educated at Cornell University , Ithaca, New York, where he earned a B. He gained experience in a number of Tata Group businesses and was named director in charge of one of them, the National Radio and Electronics Co. He became chairman of Tata Industries a decade later and in succeeded his uncle, J. Tata, as chairman of the Tata Group.
Ratan Tata names the one book he truly cherishes. Do you have it on your reading list?
After the announcement, he had to face protests from the local farmers who accused the state government of forcibly acquiring their land. In August ; however, Ratan Tata announced shifting the project to Gujarat, which was led by the then chief minister Narendra Modi. The controversy, which broke in November , involved telephone conversations between corporate lobbyist Nira Radia and various industrialists, politicians, journalists, and bureaucrats that were leaked to the press. One of the industrialists whom Radia had spoken to was Ratan Tata. Following the release of these tapes, Tata went to court; seeking a restraint on the media from carrying any more of such tapes. A Textile Mill opened by Jamsetji Tata in the late 19th century. I owe a great deal to my grandmother who brought up my brother and me.
Ratan Tata Biography, Motivational and Success Story
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By using our website you agree to our policies. From torchbearer to transformer, Chairman Emeritus Ratan Tata has played shepherd and sentinel while guiding the Tata group into a new age, and he has done it in his own distinctive style. The quietude is what sets him apart. You would expect a person such as Mr Tata, tall of stature and blessed with the typically striking looks of his Persian forbears, to stand out in a crowd. Not so the helmsman of the Tata group, whose solitary nature, humility and intense effort to shun the arch lights can make him seem almost invisible in any gathering. The rectitude and resolve behind this persona is of more consequence, though, defining as they have the shape and substance of a remarkable business conglomerate during what has been the most transformative period in its long and storied history. Every chairman of Tata Sons — the holding company that is the fastener keeping the many disparate elements of the whole together — has left an indelible imprint on the group.