Indian tycoon who founded the Tata Group conglomerate, which made everything from energy to chemicals to drinks.
He was the first businessman to come out of a family of Parsi Zoroastrian priests.
His company's wealth came after his death, but he did manage to build and open a grand hotel called the Taj Mahal Hotel on the Mumbai waterfront.
He took after his father, a trader in Mumbai. He married wife Hirabai Daboo while he was still a student at the University of Mumbai.
He was born the same year as the American industrialist John D. Rockefeller and set up his company around the same time as Rockefeller set up his.