Sir Ratan Tata passes away, and the Sir Ratanji Tata Trust & Allied Trusts is set up with a corpus of Rs. 8 million.
India sends her first Olympic team to the games in Antwerp, largely due to Sir Dorab's efforts. In 1924, he finances the Indian team headed to the Paris games.
24-year-old JRD Tata receives the first pilot licence in India, the culmination of a childhood fascination with flying and with legendary aviator Louis Bleriot.
India's aviation aspirations soar as JRD pilots a flight from Karachi to Mumbai. Tata Airlines (later, Air India) is born.
Donating all of his wealth (Rs. 10 million at the time), Sir Dorab sets up the Sir Dorabji Tata Trust and the Lady Tata Memorial Trust (in memory of his wife).
Sir Dorab passes away the same year. His trusted lieutenant and passionate labour advocate Nowroji Saklatvala assumes Chairmanship of the Tata group.
The Tata Institute of Social Sciences is established, pioneering social work education in India. It remains an institution of excellence to this day.
Sir Nowroji passes away, propelling JRD Tata to the position of Chairman. At 34, he is the youngest in the group's history.
Tata Chemicals is incorporated in isolated, coastal Mithapur. A thriving community grows around the plant as the company grows into a market leader.
The Tata Memorial Hospital is commissioned by the Sir Dorabji Tata Trust. It pioneers cancer treatment in the country, and offers access to cancer care for all.
The group's rapid business expansion continues with the establishment of Tata Engineering and Locomotive Company. By 2003, it is rechristened Tata Motors.
India's scientific infrastructure takes a decisive step forward, when JRD Tata and Homi Bhabha establish the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research.
Naval Tata is named President of the Indian Hockey Association. Under his watch, India achieves Olympic glory, with golds in 1948, 1952 & 1956.
Women across the country celebrate as the group launches India's first cosmetics brand, Lakme. It is sold to Hindustan Unilever, along with TOMCO, in 1984.
Voltas is incorporated and is associated with multiple prestigious projects, making it a leading engineering solutions provider and airconditioning brand.
TELCO enters the commercial vehicle space in collaboration with Daimler Benz AG, West Germany. The first Tata Mercedes-Benz truck rolls out in six months.
The group’s interest in the beverages space is brewing. Tata Finlay (later, Tata Tea; now, Tata Global Beverages) is born.
Tata Exports (now, Tata International) is set up. The company operates in 39 countries, focusing on trading & distribution, and manufacturing leather products.
India's first software services company, Tata Consultancy Services ushers in a new era. Today, it is a truly global enterprise with a presence in 46 countries.