Jamshedpur, March 1: Dr Jamshed J Irani, former managing director of Tata Steel, received severe interior injuries as he slipped in his bathroom last night at his house near Beldih Golf Course. A team from Tata Main Hospital soon rushed to his residence and brought him to hospital where he was taken to CCU. Eighty year old Dr Irani was bleeding when he was taken to the hospital. A team of senior doctors soon started medication.
“We have given him the best medication so far. He has been shifted to a cabin. Scans have been done and the reports are fine so far,” said an official of TMH.
A Tata Steel communique has mentioned, “Dr Irani had a fall at home early in the morning today. He had a minor cut on his head which has been sutured at TMH. He is absolutely fine and has been kept under observation at TMH for 24 hours.”
Jharkhand Health Minister and Jamshedpur MLA Banna Gupta wished Dr irani a speedy recovery. Taking to twitter, Banna said, “I am saddened on hearing about Dr JJ Irani being admitted to hospital. I pray to god for his speedy recovery.”
Notably, Irani has contributed tremendously to the Indian Industry, the steel business and the Tatas in the last 44 years. He began his career in 1963 as senior scientific officer at the British Iron and Steel Research Association, Sheffield. On his return to India in 1968, he joined Tata Steel as assistant to director (R&D).
In 1979, he was appointed General Manager and President in 1985. He became the Managing Director in 1992, a position he held till July 2001. In October 1997, an honorary knighthood (KBE) was conferred on Dr Irani by Queen Elizabeth II.
An M.Sc in Geology from Nagpur University, Dr. Irani has a doctorate certificate from the University of Sheffield, UK. Padma Bhushan, Dr. J J Irani has been awarded the ‘Metallurgist of the Year’ award in 1974 from the Ministry of Steel and Mines, the prestigious ‘Platinum Medal’ in November, 1988, by the Indian Institute of Metals, Ernst & Young’s ‘Lifetime Achievement Award, 2001’ for entrepreneurial success and the ‘Twelfth Willy Korf Steel Vision Award’ from World Steel Dynamics and American Metal Market.