The Tata group turns 150!

The legends and their legacy

The origins of the Tata group can be traced back to 1868, when Jamsetji Tata established a modest trading firm in Bombay. The year 2018 marks the 150th anniversary of the multihued business institution that grew from the seed planted by the Tata Founder. The leaders who followed in this path added new chapters to a remarkable story of enterprise, fortitude and social responsibility that has unfolded over 150 years

Jamsetji Tata

The Founder of the Tata group began with a textile mill in central India in the 1870s. His powerful vision inspired the steel and power industries in India, set the foundation for technical educaton, and helped the country leapfrog from backwardness to the ranks of industrialised nations. Read more

Sir Dorab Tata

Chairman, Tata Sons (1904 – 1932): Through his endeavours in setting up Tata Steel and Tata Power, this elder son of Jamsetji Tata was instrumental in transforming his father's grand vision into reality. It was also under his leadership that the Sir Dorabji Tata Trust, the premier charitable endowment of the Tatas, was created, propelling the Tata tradition of philanthropy. Read more

Sir Nowroji Saklatvala

Chairman, Tata Sons (1932 – 1938): Sir Nowroji Saklatvala became Chairman of the Tata group in 1932, succeeding Sir Dorabji Tata. A keen sportsman and a trusted lieutenant to Sir Dorabji, Sir Nowroji was known for his vision and the desire to place employee welfare over everything else. Read more

JRD Tata

Chairman, Tata Sons (1938 – 1991): The late Chairman of the Tata group pioneered civil aviation on the subcontinent in 1932 by launching the airline now known as Air India. That was the first of many path-breaking achievements that JRD, who guided the destiny of the group for more than half a century, came to be remembered for. Read more

Ratan N Tata

Chairman, Tata Sons (1991 – 2012): Ratan N Tata was the Chairman of Tata Sons, one of the two promoter holding companies of the Tata group, from 1991 to 2012. During his tenure, the group’s revenues grew manifold, totalling over $100 billion in 2011-12. Read more