India: Founder of Tata Empire
Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata 3 March 1839 – 19 May 1904 was an Indian pioneer industrialist, who founded the Tata Group, India’s biggest conglomerate company. He was born to a Parsi Zoroastrian family in Navsari then part of the princely state of Baroda.
He founded what would later become the Tata Group of companies. Jamsetji Tata is regarded as the legendary “Father of Indian Industry”.
“When you have to give the lead in action, in ideas – a lead which does not fit in with the very climate of opinion – that is true courage, physical or mental or spiritual, call it what you like, and it is this type of courage and vision that Jamsetji Tata showed. It is right that we should honour his memory and remember him as one of the big founders of modern India.”— Jawaharlal Nehru.