Personality of the Week

Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata (J. R. D. Tata)

Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata (July 29, 1904–November 29, 1993) was a pioneer aviator and important businessman of India. He was awarded India’s highest civilian award, the Bharat Ratna in 1992.

J.R.D. Tata was born in Paris, France.

He obtained the first pilot license issued in India on February 10, 1929.

Under his chairmanship, the assets of the Tata Group grew from $100 million to over $5 billion. He started with 14 enterprises under his leadership and half a century later on July 26, 1988, when he left, Tata & Sons was a conglomerate of 95 enterprises which they either started or in which they had controlling interest.

J.R.D. Tata Quotes:

“The effective execution of a Plan is what counts and not mere planning on paper; it is not what we put on our plate or even what we eat that provides nourishment and growth, but what we digest.”

“I wish, I were big enough, like Einstein, to do what he did on one occasion. A hundred-dollar-a-plate dinner was organized for him to speak, and leaders of America in all fields, particularly in the field of science, were invited to hear the great man. When his turn came, he rose and said:’I’ve nothing to say,’ and sat down. You can imagine the consternation, quite apart from the wasted cost of the dinner! Realizing the frightful effect his remarks had on the audience, Einstein got up again and said: ‘When I’ve something to say, I’ll let you know.”

“Never start with diffidence, Always start with confidence”

“Most of our troubles are due to poor implementation….wrong priorities and unattainable targets”

“When you work, work as if everything depends on you. When you pray, pray as if everything depends on God”

“To be a leader, you have got to lead human beings with affection”

“Cleanliness is the Hallmark of perfect standards and the best quality inspector is the conscience”


Sumukh Naik


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