jamsetji tata

Regarded as the “Grandfather of Indian Industry”, Jamsetji was born in what is now Southern Gujarat to a family with a tradition in the Parsi Zoroastrian priesthood.

After some early ventures in cotton mills, Jamsetji laid out for himself and his sons some massively ambitious goals in a variety of Industries .  The Tatas not only achieved those goals, they went on to create a global commercial force, with a stock market value in excess of 100 billion US dollars in 2011.  (This included only around 30 of the Group’s 100 or so operating companies).

A high proportion of the group’s assets are dedicated to investing into social development.