Former Chairman of Tata Sons is no less than an institution. On his 86th birthday, here are some interesting facts about the Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan winning entrepreneur.
Ratan Tata was born on 28 December 1937 in Bombay. He was brought up by his grandmother Nawazbai Tata. He received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cornell University College of Architecture
He started his career with Tata Group in 1961 and took TCS public in 2004. Under his leadership, the Tata Group gained global attention following the historic merger of Jaguar and Land Rover.
He is also known for his philanthropy. Ratan Tata is unmarried. Interestingly, he once admitted that he came close to getting married four times, but could not do so due to various reasons.
Ratan Tata has a soft attitude towards dogs. He has two dogs, Tito and Maximus. And In 2009, He introduced the most affordable car (Nano) under Rs.1lakh for the middle class of India.
In 2014, Tata Group donated ₹95 crore to IIT-Bombay and formed Tata Center for Technology and Design (TCTD) to develop design and principles for people and communities with limited resources.