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There is a difference between making money for oneself and creating wealth for others. This is the story of a business house that has created wealth for a nation. It is a story of struggle, anxiety, adventure and achievement. This is the story of our pioneers.

Founder Jamsetji Tata founded the group in 1868 Jamsetji Tata was the group's visionary founder

Jamsetji Nusserwanji 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 education, and helped the country leapfrog from backwardness to the ranks of industrialised nations. More on Jamsetji Tata
Jamsetji's son, Dorab, ensured his father's dreams came to fruition

Sir Dorabji Tata

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. More on Sir Dorabji Tata
Sir Ratan Tata was a philanthropist all his life

Sir Ratan Tata

Jamsetji Tata's younger son was sensitive to the struggles of ordinary people and had a desire to utilise his considerable wealth to enhance the quality of public life. A philanthropist, he created a trust fund for "the advancement of learning and for the relief of human suffering and other works of public utility." More on Sir Ratan Tata
Sir Nowroji Saklatvala propagated employee welfare during his time as Chairman

Sir Nowroji Saklatvala

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. More on Sir Nowroji Saklatvala
Naval Tata Naval Tata was passionate about sports and labour relations

Naval Tata

Naval Tata's many contributions in the fields of business, sports administration and labour relations symbolised all that is best in the Tata spirit of giving back to society and the communities in which its enterprises grow. More on Naval Tata
JRD Tata led the Tata group for over half a century

Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata

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. More on JRD Tata
Ratan Tata RNT ushered in an era of bold global acquisitions and expansion for the group

Ratan Naval Tata

Ratan Tata assumed Chairmanship in a time when the Indian economy was opening up, and seized the opportunities that arose from the death of the ‘Licence Raj’. He made the group more cohesive, and took it to foreign shores. RNT introduced fresh thinking, fostered innovation, and sparked in his charges an appetite for calculated risk-taking. More on Ratan Tata