Senior NCP leader Praful Patel tweeted, “Warm birthday greetings to Padma Vibhushan Shri @RNTata2000 ji. Wishing him good health and happiness.” Besides being a respected business tycoon, Ratan Tata is known for his philanthropic nature and love for dogs.
Last week on Christmas, Ratan Tata shared a heartwarming message on Instagram. “The last year yet again has been a difficult one for most of us. I wanted to take this time to extend my best wishes this festive season and hope that the coming year will bring good health and joy to those near and dear,” the post read.
As Tata turns 84, did you know that he shares his birthdate with several other distinguished Indians? Both Ratan Tata and the late Dhirubhai Ambani — among the most prominent businessmen of the 20th and early 21st century — were born on December 28.
Ratan Tata also shares his birthday with former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. In 2015, during the Iranshah Udvada Utsav event of the Parsi community sponsored by Cyrus S Poonwalla, Ratan Tata and Arun Jaitley cut a joint birthday cake.
The Tata Sons Chairman Emeritus also shares his birthday with former Army chief Dalbir Singh Suhag. Dalbir Singh Suhag, the current Indian High Commissioner to Seychelles, served as the 25th Chief of the Army Staff of the Indian Army from 31 July 2014 to 31 December 2016.
Interestingly, some other distinguished people that share the birthdate with Ratan Tata include Iron Man and Spider-Man creator Stan Lee, Maggie Smith (Actress who played Prof McGonagall in Harry Potter movies), John Legend (Singer), Woodrow Wilson (28th US President), John von Neumann (Mathematician, Physicist) and Ma Anand Sheela.
Here are few inspiring quotes by the visionary
“Ups and downs in life are very important to keep us going because a straight line, even in an E.C.G. means we are not alive.”
“I don’t believe in taking the right decisions. I take decisions and then make them right.”
“Take the stones people throw at you. And use them to build a monument.”
“If you want to walk fast, walk alone. But if you want to walk far, walk together.”
“Power and wealth are not two of my main stakes.”
“I may have hurt some people along the way, but I would like to be seen as somebody who has done his best to do the right thing for any situation and not compromised.”
“The day I am not able to fly will be a sad day for me.”
“Don’t be serious, enjoy life as it comes.”- speech by Mr. Ratan Tata at Symbiosis, Pune
“A person who is trying to copy others will be a successful person for a while, but he won’t be able to succeed further in life.”