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Tata, Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhoy; 1904-1993   (view)   (view in production)

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"Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhoy \"J. R. D.\" Tata (29 July 1904 – 29 November 1993) was a French-born Indian aviator and entrepreneur. He was the Chairman of Tata Sons. Part of the Tata family, he was the son of businessman Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata and Suzanne Brière, who was the first women in India to drive a car. The founder of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah was his son-in-law by his marriage of J.R.D's niece Rattanbai Petit. He became India's first licensed pilot in 1929. He is best known for being the founder of TCS, Tata Motors, Titan Industries, Tata Tea, Voltas and Air India. In 1983, he was awarded the French Legion of Honour and, in 1992 and 1955, two of India's highest civilian awards, the Bharat Ratna and Padma Vibhushan." (from Wikipedia)

Lifespan: 1904-1993
Clippings: 1948-1994
German National Library: http://d-nb.info/gnd/133803481
Wikidata: http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q468334
DBpedia: http://dbpedia.org/resource/J._R._D._Tata
VIAF: http://viaf.org/viaf/112743884


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