Childhood – JRD Tata was born on July 29, in Paris to a Parsi family. His complete name was Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata. J.R.D. Tata, in full Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata, (born July 29, , Paris, France—died November 29, , Geneva, Switzerland), Indian businessman. Read Jeh: A Life of J.R.D. Tata book reviews & author details and more at Biographies, Diaries & True Accounts > Biographies & Autobiographies.

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Inwhen Tata took charge as chairman of the Tata Group, he was, at age 34, the youngest member of the Tata Sons board. A compelling read, divided properly in 4 sections, talking about his early life, childhood, joining the Tata’s and becoming the Chairman of Tata Sons at the early age of 36, his role in setting up the Indian aviation industry, starting from scratch, nurturi An amazing book to get the insights on the famous TATA’s, especially J.

Tatas are not just some industrial conglomerate, they have been at each and every step of development of our country since before independence.

His achievements have to be seen through the lens of India’s economic and political history. This is the biography of J.

One of Tata’s earliest achievements was to cajole ten rival cement companies to merge and form the Associated Cement Companies, run autobiogrphy the Tatas. Banerji Mirza Hameedullah Beg P.

“Live life a little dangerously.” – JRD Tata

Apr 04, Kaustuv Baral rated it really liked it. D nourished and nurtured his airline jre through towhen the government of Jawaharlal Nehru nationalized Air India.


To know that the airline was once held in great respect is good to know, but the shambles it is in now autobiogrpahy be e It seems incredible that a succession of Tatas took the company from where it began to where it is now in spite of all the hurdles that were natural and government made.

JRD’s story is, in many ways, as much theirs as his own. Inhe initiated a programme of closer ’employee association with management’ to give workers a stronger voice in the affairs of the company. Tata married Thelma Vicaji in His complete name was Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata. Retrieved 10 April Yet, almost every senior Tata director from the s onwards held a degree from a foreign university. Under his guidance, several institutions were established to promote scientific, medical, and artistic endeavours in India.

JRD Tata: A life extraordinary

Everyone knows the Tatas. After a month period of conscription in the French Army he wanted to proceed to Cambridge for further education, but his father decided to bring him back to India and he joined the Tata Jfd. He was then just 34 years old.

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Contact our editors with your feedback. This book not only encapsulates the zestful, effervescent life of JRD but also goes on to illustrate the wide-ranging contributions of JRD and the Tata group to India. I know that aiming at perfection has its drawbacks. The book tended to focus too much on the aviation story, but then it would have to as this was probably the place where JRD left his imprint very clearly.

The crisp narration, the wonderful anecdotes and the author’s continuous presence in life of Jeh fuse together beautifully to create a narrative that not only allows us to understand in depth the man’s Humata good thoughtsHukhta good words and Hvarshta good deeds but feel his impulses, confusions, angers and enthusiasms.


J. R. D. Tata – Wikipedia

This commitment to professionalism served the group well. Before JRD took over, the labour situation at key Tata plants was frequently tense despite the fact that management had poured millions into subsidised housing for workers, offered free medical and hospital treatment, as well as free education and was miles ahead of government legislation in terms of labour practices. Many detailed aspects into his life could have been avoided to keep the narration to a minimum, but at the same time portray the personality of JRD.

He had one elder sister and two younger brothers. Tata’s autobiotraphy model in management was the British civil service. Why, there were days I couldn’t walk out of my office into the street.

The books has beautiful narration – it is engaging, entertaining and inspiring to everyone. Most business groups have disintegrated or drifted apart because of family ownership and autobiogtaphy, with rival family members wanting to go their own way.

His father, Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata, had decided to move the family to London at this point.