Tata Titans Tributes
RNT also encouraged ‘across the group’ activities, which brought a feeling of ‘togetherness’ and encouraged executives to move from one Tata company to another. Group executives now come together on common theme programmes and build on their experiences.
RNT’s style is not to ‘thump the table’, but to ‘softly mandate’ on what he feels should be the path to follow – and others do follow.
He is a workaholic, and stands by his commitments even under physical pain. He once travelled from Mumbai to Europe, flat on his back and under medication (and against medical advice) to keep a commitment for a motor show.
Just like JRD’s first love was aviation, Ratan’s first love is automobiles. This, I guess makes Tata Motors his first charge. I had always hoped that Tata Steel (where he did a stint in the 1960s) could be his second love!
As he rides out of Bombay House, he will simultaneously ride into Tata trusts, where he will devote himself to the philantrophic activities of the Tatas. Let us wish him a successful and long stint in his chosen field.
JJ Irani is former MD, Tata Steel
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