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Milestones

 
       
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Jamsetji Tata passes away at
Bad Nauheim in Germany on May 19

The Taj Mahal Hotel opens in Bombay,
also the first building in the city to be
lit by electricity

CM Weld arrives in April
to explore raw material for the steel plant

Jamsetji visits coking processes in
Birmingham in the UK and the ore market
at Cleveland in the US. Charles Page Perin
agrees to visit India

Starts the Endowment scheme with a capital
of Rs25 lakh. Freney Cama, the first scholar,
goes to Edinburgh for higher studies

Forms a company, Tata and Sons, in
partnership with sons Dorab Tata
and Ratan Tata

Buys the sick Dharamsi Mill and
renames it Svadeshi Mills

Empress Mills opens on January 1

Promotes the Central India Spinning,
Weaving and Manufacturing Company
in Bombay

Makes a move into textiles by acquiring
a bankrupt oil mill in Bombay and renames
it Alexandra Mill

Starts a private trading firm in Bombay,
laying the foundation of the Tata group

At Manchester, Jamsetji hears
Thomas Carlyle — 'The nation which gains
control of iron, soon acquires control of gold'

Joins his father's firm, Nusserwanji and
Kaliandas, General Merchants

Graduates as a 'green scholar'
Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata was born
in Navsari, Gujarat on March 3

Joins Elphinstone College, Bombay