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Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata (1904–1993)

2022 marks the 118th birth anniversary of the legend that is JRD. In the pages and links below, we pay tribute to him and showcase his many accomplishments in the service of the nation.

Stories

JRD Tata and Leadership
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JRD Tata and Leadership

An insight into the leadership style of JRD Tata
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Coffee, Tea, and JRD
stories

Coffee, Tea, and JRD

"One must never be satisfied with the second-best," JRD said. This story tells you how he lived this mantra.
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Expanding An Empire

Under JRD Tata's leadership, the Tata group grew from 14 companies to 95, in a span of 52 years.
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Wings For A Nation
stories

Wings For A Nation

India's aviation story began with JRD Tata's flight from Karachi to Mumbai in 1932.
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Others on JRD

JRD Tata: The Quiet Conqueror
illustrated classic

JRD Tata: The Quiet Conqueror

The story of the Tata group's longest-serving chairman as an illustrated classic.
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Appro JRD
tribute

Appro JRD

A tribute to JRD by Sudha Murty, noted author and an ex-Tata employee
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Download The Jeh Typeface

Write in JRD's signature handwriting. Download the Jeh typeface.
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Beyond The Last Blue Mountain
books

Beyond The Last Blue Mountain

The biography of the legendary former chairman JRD Tata by Russi M Lala is now available on Kindle.
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Short Biographies

JRD Tata
profile

JRD Tata guided the destiny of the Tata group for over half a century - A Profile

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Expanding an Empire
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Expanding an Empire- The force behind the growth
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A man of many talents
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A man of many talents - A compilation
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From JRD

JRD Tata: In Conversation
on TV

JRD Tata: In Conversation

The only known television interview of the legendary former chairman JRD Tata
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JRD Tata on All India Radio, Part One
On radio

JRD Tata on All India Radio, Part One

Part one of a conversation with JRD Tata from the All India Radio archives.
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Interview

The Unknown JRD

A 1986 interview with JRD, discussing his many influences through the years.
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JRD Tata on All India Radio, Part Two
On radio

JRD Tata on All India Radio, Part Two

Part two of a conversation with JRD Tata from the All India Radio archives.
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