Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata, or JRD Tata as he is famously known, was a man of the ages. Born into the illustrious and industrious Tata family, he grew up . Childhood – JRD Tata was born on July 29, in Paris to a Parsi family. His complete name was Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata. Read Jeh: A Life of J.R.D. Tata book reviews & author details and more at Biographies, Diaries & True Accounts > Biographies & Autobiographies.

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It is also a most inspiring but also a most heart breaking one. On his th autobuography, we celebrate the legacy of a man who took the business world by a storm and created a legacy that continues to exalt even today. Many detailed aspects into his life could have been avoided to keep the narration to a minimum, but at the same time portray the personality of JRD. A compelling read, divided properly in 4 sections, talking about his early life, childhood, joining auttobiography Tata’s and becoming the Chairman of Tata Sons at the early age of 36, his role in setting up tats Indian aviation industry, starting from scratch, nurturing it for 46 years, and taking it to great heights in the World Aviation Sector.

Inhe was awarded the French Legion of Honour and in andhe received two of India’s highest civilian awards the Padma Vibhushan and the Bharat Ratna. AksHit SoOd rated jrdd really liked it Aug 19, Tata married Thelma Vicaji in Tata I would call this a definitive and comprehensive book on the life of J. Patel Venkatraman Ramakrishnan K.

Beyond The Last Blue Mountain: A Life Of J. R. D. Tata by R.M. Lala

Liked the book would have liked some o details on the personal life of JRD. This is an amazing tale of a leader who changed India for better. Inwhen Tata took charge as chairman of the Tata Group, he was, at age 34, the youngest member of the Tata Sons board. It’s a poignant story of determination of Jeh to serve the nation, as he continued as the chairman of Air India International, despite an apathetic and sometimes hostile Indian Bureaucracy.


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Tom Joseph rated it really liked it Sep 11, Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata. His father, Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata, had decided to move the family to London at this point. I know that aiming at perfection has its drawbacks.

How Tata gave up their dream of Air India and other companies for India’s prosperity. Inhe initiated a programme of closer ’employee association with management’ to give lf a stronger voice in the affairs of the company.

JRD spearheaded and helped in the establishment of all premi Excellent book to read. Retrieved 18 July That nothing worthwhile is ever achieved without deep thought and hard work; That one must think of oneself and never accept at their face value slogans and catch phrases to which, unfortunately, our people are too easily susceptible; That one must forever strive for excellence, over perfection, in any task however small, and never be satisfied with the second best; That no success or achievement in material terms is worthwhile unless it serves the needs or interests of the country and its people and is achieved by fair and honest means; That good human relations not only bring jdd personal rewards but are essential to the success of any enterprise.

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Not a single mention of his failures or mistakes. Prashant rated it did not like it Oct 08, Which is a shortcoming. The books has beautiful narration – it is engaging, entertaining and inspiring to everyone. No trivia autobioggraphy quizzes yet. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Prateek Parekh rated it really liked it May 13, After a month period of conscription in the French Army he wanted to proceed to Cambridge for further autoniography, but his father decided to bring him back to India and he joined the Tata Company. As his mother was French, he spent much of his childhood in France and as a result, French was his first language.


Over the next several years, he greatly expanded the Tata Empire. In he founded Tata Motors, a locomotive manufacturing company by forming a joint jrs with Daimler-Benz of Germany.

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J.R.D. Tata

Krishna Kumar Natarajan Chandrasekaran. Follow any responses to this post through RSS 2. He was greatly concerned about the welfare of his workers and initiated a program in to give workers a stronger voice in the affairs of the company. Many freedom fighters, sportspersons and movie actors must have received recognition in India.

Any book on JRD Tata is inspiring to say the least. The chapters do not fall in chronological order but rather dealt as major events in his life. Earmark areas for Hindu temples, Mohammedan mosques and Christian churches.

Over the next half-century Tata strengthened existing businesses such as steel, power, and hotels and drove the group to diversify its interests to include chemicals, automobiles, pharmaceuticals, financial services, and information technology. He was credited with the launching of Air India International as being the first international airline of India. xutobiography

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One of the best books I have ever read. Nov 25, Chaitanya rated it it was ok Shelves: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. R Definitely a book worth reading. Tata, was a fearless aviator and a visionary ahead of his times.

“Live life a little dangerously.” – JRD Tata

And all this with utmost humility. Excellent book to read. This was exactly summarized by R M Lala, when he said ” When freedom came.