|BIRTHDAY||28 December, 1937|
|BIRTH PLACE||Surat , Gujarat|
|AGE (in 2018)||80 Years Old|
|HEIGHT||in centimeters- 178 cm
in meters- 1.78 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 10”
|WEIGHT||in Kilograms- 80 kg
in Pounds- 176.37 lbs
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Ratan Tata was born on 28-12-1937 in Surat in the state of Gujarat, India. He is an Indian Businessperson, Investor, Philanthropist, Industrialist & Chairperson.
Ratan Naval Tata is one of the most successful Indian industrialists, philanthropist, investor and former chairman of Tata Sons.He went to Bishop Cotton School and Cathedral and John Connon School for his schooling.He attended Cornell University for his Bachelors of Architecture with structural engineering.Later, he went to Harvard Business School and completed Advanced Management Program.
He started his career on the Tata Steel floor in 1961.He handled blast furnace and learned to shovel limestone.He was given charge of turning around the group companies Empress Mills and NELCO, but he failed there.He was appointed as a Chairman of Tata Sons after J.R.D Tata stepped down from the post in 1991.Many company heads, who were working there for decades and already having strong influential positions, resisted him.But he replaced them by introducing the age for retirement.New talent was given priority.He streamlined the overlapping operations of his group companies into a synergized one.
He led the Group to a new height.During his leadership, the revenues and profits increased significantly.Under his leadership, Tata Tea took over Tetley, Tata Steel acquired Corus, and Tata Motors took over Jaguar Land Rover.All these efforts resulted in the Group becoming a largely India-centric group into the business world globally.The group earned more than 65% of its revenues from sales and operation from over 100 countries.He introduced the budget car for an average Indian customer ‘Tata Nano’.He stepped down from the post in 2012 and appointed Pallonji Mistry’s son Cyrus Mistry as his successor.But in 2016, he was again appointed as an interim chairman after removal of Cyrus Mistry from the post by the group.The news was scrutinized by media.In 2017, Natarajan Chandrasekaran was appointed as a new Chairman of the Tata Sons.
He is known for his investments skills and is often seen investing a small amount in both companies , in early and late stages in India.He had investments in one of India's leading e-commerce website ‘Snapdeal ‘, an online store selling superior Indian Tea ‘Teabox ‘and an online discount coupon and cashback website ‘CashKaro.com’.He had also investments in Paytm and Ola Cabs.He had also purchased the stake in Chinese smartphone’ Xiaomi’.
He strongly believed in giving back.He is known for perceiving the philanthropic endeavors.Reports state that 60 to 65 percent of his earnings from companies are used for the rural development, medicine and education for people.He had received 2 highest civilian awards from India, Padma Bhushan, and Padma Vibhushan.
|AWARD NAME||AWARD CATEGORY||RECEIPT YEAR||RECEIPT FIELD|
|Padma Bhushan||Civilian Award||2000||Trade and Industry|
|Padma Vibhushan||Civilian Award||2008||Trade and Industry|
He was born to Naval Tata and Sooni. He has a brother named Jimmy and a stepbrother named Noel Tata. He is the grandson of Ratanji Tata. He is the great-grandson of Jamshetji Tata.
|Eye Colour||Dark Brown|
|Hair Colour||Salt & Pepper|
|Address||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|School||Campion School, Mumbai and Cathedral and John Cannon School, Mumbai|
|College||Cornell University, New York, USA and Harvard Business School, Boston, Massachusets, US|
|Qualification||Advanced Managment Program|
|Hobbies||Driving, Painting and Scuba Diving|
|Debut||In Tata Group - 1962|
|Favorite Food||Parsi Cuisine|