Tata family

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Tata family
Ethnicity Parsi
Current region Mumbai, India
Place of origin Navsari, Gujarat, India
Members Jamsetji Tata
Dorabji Tata
Ratanji Tata
Naval Tata
R. D Tata
J. R. D. Tata
Ratan Tata
Simone Tata
Noel Tata
Connected families Jinnah family
Petit family
Saklatwala family
Bhabha family
Mistry family
Traditions Zoroastrian
Heirlooms Tata Sons

The Tata family is a prominent Indian business family, based in the Indian city of Mumbai. The parent holding company is Tata Sons, which is the main holding company of the Tata Group and the bulk of shareholding in these companies are with Tata charitable trusts, mainly the Ratan Tata Trust and the Dorab Tata Trusts- around 65% of stocks are held by these Trusts, around 18% is held by the Pallonji Mistry family, the rest by various Tata companies (see Tata Sons link oforementioned) The Tatas are a Parsi family who originally came to Mumbai from Navsari in the state of Gujarat by way of Persia. The founder of the family’s fortunes was Jamsetji Tata. The Tatas are the original founders of the Tata Sons associated with the Tata Group.

The Tata family is related to the prominent Parsi family Petit baronets through Sylla Tata, the wife of Sir Dinshaw Maneckji Petit, 3rd Baronet.

Prominent members[edit]

  • Jamshedji Nusserwanji Tata (3 March 1839 – 19 May 1904), known as one of the fathers of Indian industry[1]
    • Dorabji Tata (27 August 1859 – 3 June 1932), elder son of Jamshedji, Indian industrialist and philanthropist. His wife, Meherbai Tata, was the paternal aunt of Homi J. Bhabha, the nuclear scientist
    • Ratanji Tata (20 January 1871 – 5 September 1918), younger son of Jamshedji, philanthropist and pioneer of poverty studies. After Ratanji tata died, his wife Navajbai Tata adopted an orphan boy (grand-nephew of her mother-in-law) and raised him as her own son.
      • Naval Tata, (30 August 1904 – 5 May 1989) adopted son of Navajbai Tata. His biological grandmother (mother's mother) had been the sister of Hirabai Tata, wife of group founder Jamshedji Tata. Also, his biological father, Hormusji Tata, had belonged to the broader Tata family, and Naval therefore carried the surname "Tata" by birthright. Director in several Tata companies, ILO member, recipient of Padma Bhushan. He married twice and had three sons.
      • Simone Naval Tata, second wife of Naval Tata, a French woman and a Catholic. She ran Lakme and served as chairperson of Trent[2]
        • Ratan Tata, Former chairman of the Tata Group, son of Naval Tata by his first wife Sooni Commissariat
        • Jimmy Tata, son of Naval Tata by his first wife Sooni Commissariat.
        • Noel Tata, chairperson of Trent, son of Naval Tata by his second wife Simone
  • Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata (1856–1926), one of the early stalwarts to serve the Tata Group. His father Dadabhoi and group founder Jamshedji Tata's mother Jeevanbai were brother and sister. He was also a very distant agnatic cousin of Jamshedji, belonged to the broader Tata family, and carried the surname "Tata" by birthright. He married Suzanne Brière, a French Catholic, and had five children, including:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Forbes India Magazine - Tata Sons: Passing the Baton". forbesindia.com. Retrieved 2015-11-17. 
  2. ^ "Noel Tata takes over as chairman of Trent". Times of India. Retrieved 24 January 2015. 
  3. ^ Guriro, Amar (30 June 2009). "Aslam Jinnah's claim of being Quaid's family disputed". Daily Times. Retrieved 11 September 2012. [permanent dead link]

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