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  • Category: Miscellaneous

    Some interesting and inspiring facts about Tata group of industries

    Fact No. 1: JRD Tata was India's first licensed pilot and founder of the country's first commercial airline company Tata Airlines in 1932;. Tata Airlines was later renamed as Air India in 1946.

    Fact No. 2: Tata Motors, Jamshedpur has a blood bank where employees get to donate a bottle of blood. In return, not only are they given off for that day, but they can also avail an extra leave within 7 days of donating the blood. Employees indeed use it to extend their holidays and the organisation loses man-hours through this policy. Nevertheless the company continues this policy to encourage blood donation to save precious lives.

    Fact No. 3: About two-thirds of the huge annual profits generated by Tata Group go to charity in the form of Tata Trust, and this is done without publicity.

    Fact No. 4: Tata group of companies usually foregoes contracts rather than paying bribes. This is in accordance with the established policy of the group of not giving or accepting bribes.

    Fact No. 5: Despite diversification of business interests in many fields, Tata group has so far abstained itself from entering into alcohol business or tobacco business.
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    JRD Tata is not a direct descendent of Nusserwanji Tata (1887 to 1904) the patriarch of the Tata clan. Nusserwanji Tata had married Jeevanbai Tata and Dadabhoy Tata was the brother of Jeevanbai Tata. R.D. Tata was the son of Dadabhoy Tata and J. R. D. Tata (1938 to 1991) was a son of R.D. Tata.

    On the main family tree of Nusserwanji Tata, Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata, the founder of the House of Tata was his son. Sir Ratan Tata (1871 – 1918, not the present Ratan N. Tata) was a son of Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata who had adopted Naval H. Tata as a son. Ratan N. Tata is a son of Naval H. Tata.

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