He had built one of the largest industrial houses in India. He later emerged as the father of Indian civil aviation. JRD Tata was the second of four children. His father was the first cousin of Jamsetji Tata, a pioneer industrialist in India. His mother was from France, so he spent the formative years of his life in France.
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He had built one of the largest industrial houses in India. He later emerged as the father of Indian civil aviation. JRD Tata was the second of four children. His father was the first cousin of Jamsetji Tata, a pioneer industrialist in India. His mother was from France, so he spent the formative years of his life in France. He received his education in France, Japan and England. He also attended the French Foreign Legion, which is a unique military unit in the French Army established in He did not continue beyond matriculation.
He married Thelma Vicaji. The couple had no children. He died on 29 november in Geneva, Switzerland. The Indian Parliament was adjourned in his memory in a gesture seldom accorded to non-Members of Parliament. Tata Steel instituted a new practice; a worker is deemed to be "at work" from the moment he leaves home for work till he returns home from work.
The company is financially liable to the worker if any mishap takes place on the way to and from work. Tata Steel Township was also selected as a UN Global Compact City because of the quality of life, conditions of sanitation, roads and welfare that were offered by Tata Steel.
He started with 14 enterprises under his leadership. In he found The Titan industries. At present TCS is the largest provider of information technology in Asia and second largest provider of business process outsourcing services in India. The company was established in as a locomotive manufacturing unit and later diversified its operations to commercial vehicle sector in after forming a joint venture with Daimler-Benz AG of Germany.
Despite the success of its commercial vehicles, Tata realized his company had to diversify and he began to look at other products. Based on consumer demand, he decided that building a small car would be the most practical new venture. Designed to be inexpensive and simple to build and maintain, the Indica became a popular and one of the most sought-after car in the Indian market.
It was also exported to Europe, especially the UK and Italy. Founder of Titan Industries - Titan watch division was started in Titan formed a joint venture with Timex which lasted until , and setup a strong distribution network across India. Volkart Brothers and Tatas. Voltas is a part of the Tata Group. In he became the recipient of the Tony Jannus Award for his distinguished contributions to commercial aviation.
In , he received the Guggenheim Medal for aviation. In because his selfless humanitarian efforts he was bestowed with the highest civilian award the Bharat Ratna. In he was honored with United Nations Population Award for his incessant endeavors towards initiating and prosperously implementing the Family Planning Movement in India.
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Their daughter, Dina Jinnah , was married to Neville Wadia , a notable businessman. As his mother was French, he spent much of his childhood in France and as a result, French was his first language. Tata was educated in London, Japan, France and India. During this time, J. D to England for higher studies in October He was enrolled in a Grammar school, and was interested in studying Engineering at Cambridge.
Beyond The Last Blue Mountain: A Life Of J. R. D. Tata
Apr 07, Sourabh Rohilla rated it it was amazing This book was an insightful read, into the journey of JRD Tata and his wonderful multi-dimensional life, spanning defining-decades of 20th century India. To put things in perspective, he was the first commercial air-pilot of India, had his schooling done in Paris, Yokohama and India, and was chairman of Tata Sons, holding company of all Tata companies for 52 years. The turnover of Tata group rose from Rs. He founded first commercial airlines of India, Air India, and This book was an insightful read, into the journey of JRD Tata and his wonderful multi-dimensional life, spanning defining-decades of 20th century India. He founded first commercial airlines of India, Air India, and nurtured companies in sectors as diverse as trucking, chemicals and electronics. JRD Tata, at the apex of biggest industrial empire of the time was one of the important people of the country. He had a vantage point, from where he made important contributions to Tata empire and India.
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