Sunday, October 22, 2017
Personalities
JAMSHEDJI TATA
Founder of TATA Industries


Jamshedji Tata
QUICK FACTS
NAME: Jamshedji Tata
OCCUPATION: Industrialist
BIRTH DATE: 3 March 1839
DEATH DATE: 19 May 1904
PLACE OF BIRTH: Baroda

Jamshedji Tata is considered to be the path-finder of modern industrial builders. He is known as the grand father of Indian Industry for his acumen and enthusiasm.

Jamshedji's father Nasarvanji Tata used to trade in jute with China and Britain. He started export from India. Jamshedji started a cloth mill in Nagpur more than hundred years ago. At that time almost all the cloth used to come from England.

Jamshedji Tata was the main person behind the idea to start an Iron and steel Factory. But his dreams was fulfilled by his sons, when they started the Tata Iron and Steel Factory in 1907 first three years after his death.

He established the Indian Institute of Science Bangalore (IISc).

Then Hydro -electric Project at Bombay is an example of his foresightedness. The Taj Hotel in Bombay was also built by Tata, which ranks as one of the best hotels in the world.