Thursday, December 1, 2022

Injuries sustained after fall proved fatal for Dr JJ Irani 

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Jamshedpur, Nov 1: Dr Jamshed J Irani, former managing director of Tata Steel, had received severe internal injuries as he slipped in bathroom in February, 2021 at his house near Beldih Golf Course. A team from Tata Main Hospital had rushed to his residence and brought him to hospital where he was taken to CCU. Dr Irani was bleeding when he was taken to the hospital. The former managing director had received serious injuries after the fall and could not recover after that. Though he returned home after days of medication but could not recover properly.  

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 was 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.

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