Rattan Tata is an Indian industrialist, investor, philanthropist and former chairman of Tata Sons who served from 1991 to 2012 till he retired. Recipient of two highest civilian awards- Padma Vibhushan (2008) and Padma Bhushan (2000)- Tata is famous for his business sense and philanthropy.
He was the scion of the Tata clan and the great-grandson of Jmsetji Tata, founder of Tata Group. During his chairmanship, the revenue of Tata grew more than 40 times and profit 50 times.
On his 82nd birthday, let’s see what interests him other than the business he developed so enormously.
Tata’s love for the dogs is no fact and it has also been documented. From talking about love for pets on his social media handles to bonding with the ones in and around his office, the businessman never shied away from showing the world his love for the man’s best friend.
Ratan Tata holds a license to fly and he was the first civilian to fly F-16 aka Fighting Falcon. He flew this aircraft in 2007 Aero India Show held in Bangalore. At the age of 69, the business honcho also became the oldest Indian to fly the American made aircraft.
A True Philanthropist
Post-retirement in 2012, Ratan Tata went all out and did what he always wanted to do- became a philanthropist and gave the society back. He worked for the upliftment of the under-privileged section of the society.
Smart Investment, Best Investment
Investment in more than 2 dozen businesses, Tata is considered one of the most successful investors of all time. After retirement, he made small investments in small-token companies which he considered exciting. Some of his investment includes Ola, One97Communications, Zivame, UrbanClap, Ampere, CarDekho, UrbanLadder, Lenskart and NestAway to name a few.
A learner for life
The Indian Government honoured India’s two highest civilian awards- Padma Vibhushan (2008) and Padma Bhushan (2000). He awarded honorary fellowship from The London School of Economics and Political Science in 2007 and from Institute of Engineering and Technology in 2008.