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.
He was a member of the Le Saphis regiment in the French Army.
In an unusual move, the Indian Parliament adjourned to honor him following his death.
He married Thelma Vicaji Tata. His uncle was Tata Group founder Jamsetji Tata.
He and fellow entrepreneur Ashok Sekhar Ganguly are both recipients of the prestigious Padma Vibhushan award from the Indian government.