Jamsetji Tata -- father of Indian industry and the founder of Tata Group

Mar 3, 2021

By: Vaamanaa Sethi

Jamsetji Tata, who is often known as father of Indian industry,...

...began his entrepreneurial journey with textile mill in 1870s.

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Today, March 3, is the 182nd birth anniversary of Jamsetji Tata.

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He graduated from Elphinstone College in Mumbai in 1858.

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India’s former PM Jawaharlal Nehru referred to him as ‘one-man planning commission’ in the world of industry.

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He was the founder of Tata group.

Currently, Tata group is running a total of 31 companies across ten industries, globally.

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He had four goals in life:

setting up an iron and steel company, building a leading edge educational institution, a fine-class hotel and a hydro-electric plant.

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He could only realise one of his goals i.e building a hotel.

In 1903, he inaugurated the first luxury hotel in India named as Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai.

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His successors made his remaining three wishes come true —

Tata Steel -- one of Asia’s largest steel companies.Indian Institute of Science -- An eminent institution of science and engineering in Bengaluru.Tata Power -- one of India’s largest electricity providers

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Inspired by the Swadeshi Movement, Tata set up a cotton mill in Bombay named as Swadeshi Mill...

...with the objective of producing the finest quality of cotton cloth to reduce the number of imports.

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Tata played a major role in developing small cities like Nagpur,...

...Ahmedabad and Jamshedpur by setting up his factories.

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Sakchi village, where Tata Steel plant was set up in Jharkhand, is now called Jamshedpur, in memory of him.

The railway station Tatanagar, in Jamshedpur, is named after him.

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Natarajan Chandrasekaran is presently the chairman of Tata Sons Pvt. Ltd, the parent company of Tata Group.

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