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JRD Tata
first commercial pilot
Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata or JRD Tata as many know him has the honor of being India’s first commercial pilot. He was the chairman of Tata& sons for 50 long years, He launched Air India which is the India’s first international airline. He was born on July 1904 in Paris and joined Tata & sons in 1950 as an unpaid apprentice, but his interest in flying made him the first Indian pilot and later he played a crucial role in giving wings to India by building the TATA Airlines which ultimately became Air India. His steady growth made him the chairman of TATA & Sons in the year 1938. In this year the company owned 14 enterprises and exactly 50 years later it grew to around 95 enterprises, such was the leadership of JRD Tata. Under him the Sir Darboji Tata trust was successfully set up which is Asia’s first Cancer Hospital by the year 1941, the trust also founded the Tata Institute of Social Science in 1936 and the Tata institute of fundamental research in 1945 and many more. He breathed his last on November 29, 1993 in Geneva at the age of 89

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