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Ratan Tata, the Indian industrialist and Chairman Emeritus of Tata Sons, turns 85 today, December 28. Tata is a motivational speaker as well as a business tycoon. He does not believe in conducting business in the absence of humanity and charity. Ratan Tata was born on December 28, 1937, in Mumbai, to Naval and Sooni Tata. He was a member of the illustrious Tata family. He started working for the company when he was 25 years old. In 1959, he enrolled at Cornell University to study architecture and structural engineering. Before returning to India in 1962, he briefly worked with Jones and Emmons in Los Angeles.

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Ratan Tata joined the Tata Group the same year, starting with the Tata Steel division in Jamshedpur. He took a management course at Harvard Business School in 1975. Ratan Tata was appointed chairman of the Tata Group in 1991.

Here are some lesser-known facts about Ratan Tata:

He built India’s first indigenous vehicle.
Ratan Tata designed and built India’s first indigenous vehicle, the TATA Indica. This completely indigenous car from India debuted in 1998 at the Auto Expo and the Geneva International Motor Show. The TATA Indica was available with both a gasoline and diesel engine. After acquiring Anglo-Dutch steelmaker Corus and British luxury brands Land Rover and Jaguar, his company Tata Steel rose to international prominence. Ratan Tata also created the world’s cheapest car, the TATA Nano.

His first job at Tata Steel involved shovelling limestone.
Despite being offered a job with IBM in the United States, Tata chose to return to India and begin his career with Tata Steel. While the company was owned by family members, his career path began modestly. He shovelled limestone into furnaces on the shop floor.

Tata is a car enthusiast.
Ratan Tata is a car enthusiast. Among his collection are Maserati Quattroporte, Mercedes Benz S-Class, Mercedes Benz 500 SL, and Jaguar F-Type.

 

 

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