Remembering Sir Jamsetji Tata on his birthday
A pioneer, visionary, and a seer - all these adjectives and many more including an intense love of humanity describe the man known as Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata, who was born on 3rd March, 1839 in Navsari, Gujarat to Nusserwanji and Jeevanbai Tata. He founded what would later become the Tata Group of Companies and is regarded as the legendary 'Father of Indian Industry'.
Sir Jamsetji Tata devoted his life to achieving four goals –setting up an iron and steel company, a world
class learning institution, a unique hotel and a hydro-electric plant. During his life time, the Taj Mahal
Hotel became a reality which came up in Colaba in Mumbai
in 1903. At that time it was the only hotel in India
to have electricity. Sir Jamsetji Tata passed away in 1904. However, his other three goals were also achieved with sincere efforts put in by his successors who strongly believed in his vision, goals and ideals.
N. R. Narayan Murthy, Founding Chairman of Infosys
Ltd, said on the anniversary: “Jamsetji changed India’s industrial and economic character. He was a visionary far ahead of his time”.
Azim Premji, Chairman of Wipro Ltd. said: “I will always remember Jamsetji….as a man who helped a nation believe in itself”.