Ratan Tata

Ratan Tata
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Ratan Tata Biography

Ratan Tata, actually Ratan Naval Tata, was born on December 28, 1937, in Mumbai. He is the present Chairman of the Tata Group, India's largest conglomerate established by earlier generations of his family. Ratan Tata was born into the wealthy and famous Tata family of Mumbai. He was born to Soonoo & Naval Hormusji Tata, a Gujarati-speaking Parsi family. Ratan is the the great grandson of Tata group founder Jamsetji Tata. Ratan's childhood was troubled, his parents separating in the mid-1940s, when he was about seven and his younger brother Jimmy was five. Ratan Tata's mother moved out and both Ratan and his brother were raised by their grandmother Lady Navajbai. He was schooled at the Campion School in Mumbai. In 1962, after graduating from Cornell University with a degree in Architecture and Structural Engineering, Ratan joined the family business. Ratan turned down a job offer from IBM, following the advice of J.R.D. Tata, and entered the family business. Read Full Bio >>

Ratan Tata Trivia

  • On January 10, 2008, Ratan Tata launched 3 models of the one-lakh-rupee (US $ 25,000) 'peoples car', officially called the "TATA Nano".