Ratan Tata, the Chairman Emeritus of the Tata Sons reached Jamshedpur in Jharkhand to mark the celebrations for the birth anniversary of the company’s founder Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata on Tuesday. He was also accompanied by chairperson N Chandrasekaran. The steel city was founded by the late industrialist in 1919 and is also known as the first planned industrial city of India.
Born in Navasari in Gujarat in 1839 to Nusserwanji and Jeevanbai Tata, the visionary industrialist has been attributed as one of the builders of the modern Indian economy. After initially working at his father’s company till the age of 29, Tata founded a private trading company in 1868.
On the occasion of the founder’s 182nd birth anniversary, Ratan Tata paid rich tributes to him on social media while he also shared glimpses of the celebrations in the city. He said that Jamsetji Tata had inspired many with his “empathy and kindness over the years.”
“My best wishes to all the Tata group companies, the employees and their families on the birth anniversary of our founder – Mr. Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata, who has inspired us with his empathy and kindness over the years,” he wrote on an Instagram post.
Ratan Tata also took the opportunity to reminisce about his mentor, the late JRD Tata. He shared an old photograph of him and JRD standing in front of a statue of the Jamsetji Tata in Jamshedpur.
He concluded the post with saying how the celebrations stirred up emotions in him about JRD.
“This founder’s day celebration has special feelings and emotions for me, reminding me in so many ways of my mentor Mr. JRD Tata,” he said. Tata has earlier mentioned his closeness to the late JRD Tata and how he considered him as a father figure.
Ratan Tata had also inaugurated Naval Tata Hockey Academy in Jamshedpur. The city is all set to pay tributes to its founder JN Tata on Wednesday. The company has also illuminated several roads and 13 heritage buildings including Tata Steel-run institutional buildings, Tatanagar railway stations, Bhetia park, JRD Tata Sports Complex among others.