JRD Tata

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Birthday
29, 1904
Birthplace
Paris, France
DEATH DATE
Nov 29, 1993 (89)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
29, 1904
Birthplace
Paris, France
DEATH DATE
Nov 29, 1993 (89)

About

Indian business legend best known as the Chairman of the multinational conglomerate the Tata Group. He is also known for becoming the first licensed pilot in India's history and founding Tata Airlines.

Before Fame

He was a member of the Le Saphis regiment in the French Army.

Trivia

In an unusual move, the Indian Parliament adjourned to honor him following his death.

Family Life

He married Thelma Vicaji Tata. His uncle was Tata Group founder Jamsetji Tata.

Associated With

He and fellow entrepreneur Ashok Sekhar Ganguly are both recipients of the prestigious Padma Vibhushan award from the Indian government.