Shri Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhai Tata

 

Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata (29 July 1904 – 29 November 1993) was a pioneer aviator and important businessman of India. He was awarded India's highest civilian award, the Bharat Ratna in 1992, some 38 years after the Legion of Honour from the French government in 1954.

J. R. D. Tata was born in Paris, France, the second child of Parsi father Ratanji Dadabhai Tata and his French wife, Suzanne "Sooni" Brière. His father was a first cousin of Jamsetji Tata, a pioneer industrialist in India. As his mother was French, he spent much of his childhood in France and as a result, French was his first language. Tata also attended the French Foreign Legion. He attended the Cathedral and John Connon School, Bombay (now Mumbai).

 
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