Ratan Tata

Posted by The Open Page | 16th December 2017

Ratan Tata
Ups and downs in life are very important to keep us going, because a straight line even in an E. C. G. means that we are not alive.
So says a well known man who was, the Chairman of Tata Sons, one of the two promoter holding companies of the Tata group, from 1991 till his retirement on December 28, 2012. He was also chairman of the major Tata companies, including Tata Motors, Tata Steel, Tata Consultancy Services, Tata Power, Tata Global Beverages, Tata Chemicals, Indian Hotels and Tata Teleservices. During his tenure, the group’s revenues grew manifold, totaling over $100 billion in 2011-12.
THIS IS NONE OTHER THAN RATAN TATA. Ratan Tata was born on 28 December, 1937 at Surat. He is the son of Naval Tata who had been adopted from J. N. Petit Parsi Orphanage by Navajbhai Tata.
He is a man of kindness with simplicity leading his life. He has written a poem, one of its line says,” You like to sit at Taj and Marriott but what you enjoy the most is to have tea with friends on a roadside tea stall.”
“I don’t believe in taking right decisions. I take decisions and then make them right” he said. Doesn’t it make very clear why is he so hard working and successful.
Ratan Tata claims that about 60-65% of the wealth that he has created from his companies goes back to people in the form of education, medicine and rural development, making him one of the biggest pursuer of a number of philanthropic endeavors.
He is deserving winner honored with Padma Vibhushan (2008) and Padma Bhushan(2000).
I would like to end with another inspiring quote of his “None can destroy Iron, but its own rust can! Likewise none can destroy a person but his own mindset can.”
Hardi Patel
Young Reporter's Club

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