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Ratan Tata is presently the Chairman of Tata Sons, the holding company          of the Tata Group. Ratan Naval Tata is also the Chairman of the major          Tata companies such as Tata Steel, Tata Motors, Tata Power, Tata          Consultancy Services, Tata Tea, Tata Chemicals, Indian Hotels and Tata          Teleservices. He has taken Tata Group to new heights and under his          leadership Group’s revenues have grown manifold.


Ratan Tata was born on December 28, 1937, in Bombay. He received a          Bachelor of Science degree in architecture from Cornell University in          1962. Ratan Tata had a short stint with Jones and Emmons in Los Angeles,          California, before returning to India in late 1962. He joined the Tata          Group and was assigned to various companies before being appointed          director-in-charge of The National Radio & Electronics Company          (NELCO) in 1971. Ratan Tata was appointed Chairman of Tata Industries in          1981. He was assigned the task of transforming the company into a Group          strategy think-tank, and a promoter of new ventures in high technology          businesses.


In 1991, Ratan Tata took over the Chairmanship from JRD Tata. Under him          Tata Consultancy Services went public and Tata Motors was listed in the          New York Stock Exchange. In 1998, Tata Motors came up with Tata Indica,          the first truly Indian car. The car was the brainchild of Ratan Tata.


Ratan Tata was honored with Padma Bhushan, one of the highest civilian          awards in 2000. He was also conferred an honorary doctorate in business          administration by Ohio State University, an honorary doctorate in          technology by the Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, and an          honorary doctorate in science by the University of Warwick.