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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He inherited his business wisdom from his father and great-great grandfather Ervad Jamsheed Tata.

Tata, the autobiovraphy of the biggest industrial house in India, comparable in stature to Forbes, Rockefeller or Du Pont. Professionalism JRD’s respect for his managers bound the group. 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.

Lala had the good fortune of working with JRD and knowing him personally too. Privacy Policy Manage Cookies. Jjrd a poignant story of determination of Jeh to serve the nation, as he continued as the chairman of Air India International, despite an apathetic and sometimes hostile Indian Bureaucracy.

Moreover, in most of the family firms, the top management tended to belong to the same community as the promoter family. He was famous for succeeding in business while maintaining high ethical standards — refusing to bribe politicians or use the black market.

D to England for higher studies in October It was an amazing read about this great man. The city has been variously…. The Tata Group faced a constant shortage of managers, and JRD carried out many experiments to expand and improve the pool of talent.

Tata Steel introduced leave with pay inand in India this was established by law in Thank You for Your Contribution! Their daughter, Dina Jinnahwas married to Neville Wadiaa notable businessman. I loved this book. Chairmen of Tata Group.


He was greatly concerned about the welfare of his workers and initiated a program in to give workers a stronger voice in the affairs of the company. 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 Company.

Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata. Few addressed him with the full pomposity of the name with which he was born; he was simply ‘JRD’ to the world, and Jeh to his friends. The compilation of letters from and to J. The modesty made him a great person. An insight into the life and times of one of the greatest industrialists is India.

Divided into 4 sections, the book takes us through Jeh’s family heritage and the circumstances of his birth, followed by his childhood and coming of age as the assistant to one of the directors at Tata Steel as well as his courtship with Thelma Vicaji.

According to Tata, the crux of any successful labour policy lay in making workers feel wanted.

Today’s profit mongering socially blind businessmen-politician nexus are really destroying the foundation on which modern India’s path to development is build on Ranga Ravi Narayana Reddy Y. Honorary commissions in the IAF”.

JRD Tata: A life extraordinary

One gets to experience a slice of history -years after Independence-especially in the areas of industrial and public policy sector – the state of industries and how policies were made then. Tata, was a fearless aviator and a visionary ahead of his times. Number aitobiography User Comments: Retrieved 11 April Under British colonial rule untilIndia was strait-jacketed by a foreign exchange crunch for almost forty years after independence, which gravely limited industrial entrepreneurship.

In he founded Tata Motors, a locomotive manufacturing company by forming a joint venture with Daimler-Benz of Germany.


The examples and quotes from Early and mid are very interesting. A book written with utmost detail. Abdul Kalam M.

Biography – JRD Tata

Born inJehangir spent the first few years of his life in France, even serving a year in the Spahis regiment during the First World War. For decades, he directed the huge Tata Group of companies, with major interests in steel, engineering, power, chemicals and hospitality. Dec 09, Urvi Dharamshi rated it really liked it.

autobilgraphy For two generations and more JRD epitomised a way of life and a culture of business that cared for the country and its people. Many freedom fighters, sportspersons and movie actors must have received recognition in India.

A Century of Trust. Gill Hafiz Mohamad Ibrahim H. JRD was a man of the future. To know that the airline was once held in great respect is good to know, but the shambles it is in now can be e It seems incredible that a succession of Tatas took the company from where it began to autobikgraphy it is now in spite of all the hurdles that were natural and government made. JRD Tata whenever my father used to tell stories autogiography him when I was in my teens.

I loved the sheer patriotism shown by the Tata Enterprise and family members. Tata at an event in This biography captures the essence of a man who was honest, blunt, considerate and witty. The symbol ‘T’ has to be a symbol of quality. J R D Tata: I know that aiming at autobiogtaphy has its drawbacks.