Ratan Tata Quotes and Biography 2022

Ratan Tata is an Indian industrialist, philanthropist, and also he is none other than the former chairman of Tata Sons. Our favourite man of intelligence yet modest of his own kind or one of a kind Ratan Naval Tata is the full name of Ratan Tata.

He was born on 28th Dec 1937 in Bombay, Bombay Presidency, British India. He is also well-known for, Rendevouz with Simi Garewal in the year of 1997, Megafactories in the year of 2006 and Mega Icons (in the year of 2018. He’s been the chairman of Tata Group since 1990 till 2012 and again was the interim chairman, from the October of 2016 through February of 2017.

He is also continuing himself and the head of its charitable trusts. He also has received two civilian awards of India which include the Padma Bhushan in the year 2000 which is India’s third-highest civilian honour. and the Padma Vibhushan in the year of 2008 which is the second-highest civilian honour.


Early life, Family and Relationship

Ratan Naval Tata is the son of Naval Tata &  Sooni Tata and yes obviously the scion of the Tata family. He was later adopted by Ratanji Tata, the son of Jamsetji Tata who is the founder of the Tata Group.

Father: Naval Tata

Mother: Sooni Tata

Brother: Noel Tata

Ratan Tata is an alumnus of the Cornell University College of Architecture & Harvard Business School. He has done his studies at Harvard Business school via the Advanced Management Program that he completed in 1975.

He joined his company in the year of 1961 & during that time he worked on the shop floor of Tata Steel and has become the successor of the company after J.R.D. Tata retired in 1991.

Ratan Tata Success and career

Ratan Tata, the man has worked in various capacities in organisations which include India & abroad. He is also a member of the Prime Minister’s Council on Trade and Industry and the National Manufacturing Competitiveness Council.

He is one of the people on the jury panel of the Pritzker Architecture Prize and it is nothing less than one of the world’s premier architecture prizes.

The personality is a director of the boards of Board of Governors of the East-West Centre and Alcoa Inc., Mondelez International, a member of the board of trustees of the University of Southern California, Harvard Business School Board of Dean’s Advisors, X Prize and Cornell University.

He is also a member of the board of the International Advisory Council at Bocconi University. Since 2006 he has been a member of the Harvard Business School India Advisory Board (IAB) and also a previous member of the Harvard Business School Asia-Pacific Advisory Board otherwise in short APAB between the years of  2001 to 2006

Ratan Tata Quotes


1 To set an example, one has to make one’s own way.

2 If you want to walk fast, walk alone. But if you want to walk far, walk together.

3 We should always follow someone who has more experience than us.

4 People don’t care for your self-respect. If you want self-respect, you will have to prove.

5 Never run away from your problems because success is always disguised in challenges.

6 Eat your food as your medicines. Otherwise you have to eat Medicines.

7 All of us do not have equal talent. Yet all of us have an equal opportunity to develop our talents.

8 Take the stones people throw at you, and use them to build a monument.

9 Power and wealth are not two of my main stakes.

10 Only you are responsible for your mistakes. Don’t accuse others.

11 A person who is trying to copy others will be a successful person for a while, but he won’t be able to succeed further in life.

12 Don’t tease your friends who work hard. Time will come when you will have to work under them.

13 A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty.

14 Don’t be serious, enjoy life as it comes.

15 I don’t believe in taking right decisions. I take decisions and then make them right.

16 There are many things that, if I have to relive, maybe I will do it another way. But I would not like to look back and think what I have not been able to.

17 Polish you talents like you would polish your diamonds.

18 In schools, you have one-month-holiday. But in life school, you don’t have one month’s holiday. Nobody has time to teach you. Here you have to learn yourself.

19 People still believe what they read is necessarily the truth.

20 I admire people who are very successful. But if that success has been achieved through too much ruthlessness, then I may admire that person, but I can’t respect him.

21 Never judge while taking any decision that whether it will turn right or wrong. Just take it by following your instinct because you will always get the chance to make it right.

22 I have been constantly telling people to encourage people, to question the unquestioned and not to be ashamed to bring up new ideas, new processes to get things done.

23 If there are challenges thrown across, then some interesting, innovative solutions are found. Without challenges, the tendency is to go on the same way.

24 Young entrepreneurs will make a difference in the Indian ecosystem.

25 Ups and downs in life are very important to keep us going, because a straight line even in an ECG means we are not alive.

26 None can destroy iron, but its own rust can. Likewise, none can destroy a person but his own mind set can.

27 The strong live and the weak die. There is some bloodshed, and out of it emerges a much leaner industry, which tends to survive.

28 I may have hurt some people along the way, but I would like to be seen as somebody who has done his best to do the right thing for any situation and not compromised.

29 The day I am not able to fly, will be a sad day for me.

30 A founder who is in for the short run or has no passion for the sector he is in doesn’t give me a great deal of comfort.

Ratan Tata Quotes and Biography 2022


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