Biography oF RaTan TaTa


Full Name: Ratan Naval Tata

Famous for: Chairman Emeritus Of Tata Sons

Nationality: Indian

Birth Date: December 28, 1937

Birthplace: Surat, India

Age: 80 Years

Sun Sign: Capricorn

Height: 1.78 M

Father Name: Naval Tata

Mother Name: Sooni Tata

Siblings: Noel Tata

Marital status: Single

Religion: Zoroastrianism

Founder/Co-Founder of: Tata DoCoMo, Tata Teleservices




Ratan Tata is an Indian industrialist, investor, philanthropist, and the chairman of Tata group.
He is one of leading Indian industrialists, After the retirement of J.R.D. Tata, he was appointed as the new Chairman of the Tata Group. 


Ratan Tata is the son of Naval Tata. His parents Naval and Sonoo separated in 1948 when he was ten years old and his younger brother Jimmy was seven years old. They both were raised by their grandmother Navajbai Tata.

He had done his schooling in Mumbai and Shimla. He has received bachelor’s degree in architecture with structural engineering from Cornell University in 1962, and the Advanced Management Program from Harvard Business School in the year 1975.

After completing his higher studies returned to India and turned down a job at IBM on JRD Tata’s advice and joined the Tata Group in the year1962.

He started his career with the Tata Steel division where he shoveled stones and worked with the furnaces along with the blue-collar employees. this was a difficult job for him it helped him gain a better understanding and respect for his family business.

In the year1971, he was appointed as the Director of National Radio and Electronics, which was in a bad state of 40% losses and only 2% of consumer market share. But after his taking charge of the company, company he gave its statistics an upward turn, he took the company from 2% of market share to 25%.

In the year 1977, he moved to Empress Mills, a struggling textile mill within the Tata Group. He introduced a plan for the company but the other executives in tata rejected it and the mill was shut down. Later, he was moved to the Tata Industries.

In the year 1991, J.R.D. Tata declared him as the new Chairman of the Tata Group of Companies. Many questions were raised regarding his ability to run the corporation. but under his leadership, Tata Group reached absolutely new heights which had never been experienced by the group earlier before. he transformed the management and vision of the company.

During the 21 years he led the Tata Group the revenue of the company grew over 40 times, and profit, over 50 times. Where sales of the group as a whole, overwhelmingly came from commodities when he took over, the majority sales came from brands when he exited.

He boldly got Tata Tea to acquire TetleyTata Motors to acquire Jaguar Land Rover and Tata Steel to acquire Corus. his initiatives turned Tata from a largely India-centric group into a global business, with over 65% revenues coming from operations and sales in over 100 countries.

On 28 December 2012, after turning  75 he appointed Cyrus Mistry as his successor, but for some reasons on 24 October 2016, Cyrus Mistry was removed as the Chairman of Tata Sons and Ratan Tata was made the interim chairman of the company.




Padma Bhushan Goverment of india2000
Padma VibhushanGoverment of india2008
Honorary Doctor of Business AdministrationOhio State University2001
Medal of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay Government of Uruguay 2004
Honorary Doctor of Technology Asian Institute of Technology2004
Honorary Doctor of Science University of Warwick2005
Honorary Doctor of Science Indian Institute of Technology Madras2006
Honorary FellowshipThe London School of Economics and Political Science2007
Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. 2007
Honorary Doctor of Law University of Cambridge2008
Honorary Doctor of Science Indian Institute of Technology Bombay.2008
Honorary Doctor of Science Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur2008
Honorary Citizen Award Government of Singapore 2008
Honorary Fellowship The Institution of Engineering and Technology2008
Inspired Leadership Award The Performance Theatre 2008
Honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British EmpireUnited Kingdom 2009
Life Time Contribution Award in Engineering for 2008 Indian National Academy of Engineering2009
Grand Officer of the Order of Merit of the Italian RepublicItaly2009
Honorary Doctor of LawUniversity of Cambridge2010
Hadrian Award World Monuments Fund2010
Legend in Leadership Award Yale University2010
Honorary Doctor of Laws Pepperdine University2010
Business Leader of the Year The Asian Awards2012
Honorary FellowThe Royal Academy of Engineering2012
Doctor of Business honoris causa University of New South Wales2012
Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising SunGovernment of Japan2013
Doctor of Business honoris causaUniversity of New South Wales2013
Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising SunGoverment of japan2013
Transformational Leader of the Decade Indian Affairs India Leadership Conclave 2013 2013
Honorary Doctor of Business Practice Carnegie Mellon University2013
Honorary Doctorate University of Amsterdam2014
Honorary Doctor of Business Singapore Management University2014
Sayaji Ratna AwardSingapore Management University2014
Honorary Doctor of Laws York University, Canada2015
Honorary Doctor of Automotive Engineering Clemson University2015





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