Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata (3 March 1839 – 19 May 1904) was an Indian pioneer industrialist, who founded the Tata Group, India's biggest conglomerate company. He was born to a Parsi Zoroastrian family in Navsari then part of the princely state of Baroda.
He founded what would later become the Tata Group of companies. Tata is regarded as the legendary "Father of Indian Industry".〔(【引用サイトリンク】title=webindia123-Indian personalities-Industrialists-Jamshedji Tata )〕
:"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. It is right that we should honour his memory and remember him as one of the big founders of modern India."— Jawaharlal Nehru〔(About us | Heritage | Pioneers ). Tata.com (10 August 2008). Retrieved on 28 July 2013.〕
Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata was born to Nusserwanji and Jeevanbai Tata on 3 March 1839 in Navsari, a town in south Gujarat. Tata was the first businessman in a family of Parsi Zoroastrian priests. He broke the tradition to become the first member of the family to try his hand at business. He started trading in Mumbai.
Tata joined his father in Mumbai at the age of 14 and enrolled at the Elphinstone College completing his education as a 'Green Scholar' (equivalent of a graduate). He was married to Hirabai Daboo〔(【引用サイトリンク】 url = http://www.tatacentralarchives.com/history/family_tree/family_tree.jpg )〕 while he was still a student.〔(【引用サイトリンク】 url = http://theory.tifr.res.in/bombay/persons/jamsetji-tata.html )〕 He graduated from college in 1858 and joined his father's trading firm. It was a turbulent time to step into business as the Indian Rebellion of 1857 had just been suppressed by the British government.
Tata made many trips abroad, mainly to England, America, Europe, and other places.
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