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The Man Behind The Success Of Tata Group - Ratan Tata

Tata Group Ratan Tata

Recently Cyrus Mistry was removed as Tata Sons chairman, and Ratan Tata stepped in. In 1962, Ratan Tata started his career along with employees where he worked with the furnaces in Tata Steel. In 1991 he became the chairman of Tata Group.

When Ratan Tata was ten, his parents got separated and he and his brother were brought up by his grandmother, Navajbai Tata. In 1962, he obtained his B.S in architecture with structural engineering from Cornell University, U.S.A.

In 1991, he became the new Chairman of the Tata Group of companies. Under his supervision, the corporation became a global brand by acquiring many companies including Tetley, Jaguar, Land Rover, etc.

He was instrumental in the conception and building of Tata Nano and Tata Indica cars. He was awarded Padma Bhushan, Award of Grand Officer, Padma Vibhushan, Oslo Business for Peace Award and much more. He is also a notable philanthropist and more than 65% of his share is invested in charitable trust.

On 28 December 2012, Ratan Tata gave up all executive power in the Tata group, appointing Cyrus Mistry as his successor. On 24 October 2016, Cyrus Mistry was removed as the Chairman of Tata Sons and Ratan Tata was made interim chairman.

Ratan Tata is a bachelor. He is known for his low profile lifestyle. He resides in a simple house in Mumbai and drives around in a Tata Sedan. Ratan Tata is a living legend and inspires many lives.