Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata or J.R.D. Tata was the son of businessman Ratanji Dadabhouy Tata and his wife Suzanne Briere. He was a French born Indian who was born in the notable Tata Family. He was a aviator, entrepreneur, chairman of Tata Group and the shareholder of Tata Sons.

He was born on the 29th of July 1904 and died on 29th of NOvember 1993 at the age of 89 due to kidney infection.

Still there are some lesser known facts about him.


  1. At the age of 25, he became the first licensed pilot in India.


  1. His mother was the first woman ever to drive a car in India!


  1. He received India highest civilian awards the Padma Vibhushan and the Bharat Ratan for his contributions to Indian Industry.


  1. His elder sister’s (Sylla) daughter, Rattanbai Petit, is the founder of Pakistan.


  1. The name Titan is actually the combination of two companies,

    Titan’s parent company, Tata and Tamil Nadu Industrial Development Corporation.


  1. Upon his death, the Indian Parliament was adjourned in his memory – an honor not usually given to persons who are not members of parliament.