True story about Jamsetji Tata-the great industrialistJamsetji Tata was the founder of the Tata group. He started out by setting up cotton mills in Bombay and Nagpur. He had four dreams: to set-up an iron and steel company, a science institution, a luxury hotel, and a hydro-electric plant. He could go on to fulfill only one of these dreams in his lifetime, i.e., the Taj Mahal hotel, near the Gateway of India in Bombay (now Mumbai). The story goes that he was once denied entry to another five-star hotel in Bombay (Watson's hotel), and he built the Taj as a show of determination and courage.
Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru said about Jamsetji, "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".
Jamsetji Tata and his successors have built the biggest industrial empire of India on the basis of honesty and determination. All Indians must emulate the example set by the illustrious family.