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JRD dreamt of Tatas making a Tata car: Ratan Tata remembers Jeh on 117th birth anniversary

Jamshedpur, July 29: On the 117th birth anniversary of Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhoy (JRD) Tata, fondly known as Jeh, former Tata Group chairman Ratan Tata shared an old picture. 

Ratan Tata took to Instagram to share a post remembering his mentor.The Chairman Emeritus of Tata Sons shared a throwback picture that was taken at the launch celebration of the Tata Estate station wagon car in 1992.

“Another reminiscent picture, another memory, on JRD’s 117th birth anniversary,” he wrote. 

The Padma Vibhushan awardee, known for his philanthropy, talked about Jeh’s dream of producing a “Tata” car and how the industrialist Sumant Moolgaonkar, also known as the architect of Tata Motors, “shared in this dream”.

Ratan Tata shared a memory from the day “one of Jeh’s many dreams” came true – the day the Tata Estate station wagon was launched.

“Mr JRD Tata dreamt of the Tatas producing a ‘Tata’ car. Mr Sumant Moolgaokar shared in this dream,” he wrote. Sumant Moolgaokar was known as the architect of Tata Motors, formerly known as Tata Engineering and Locomotive Company (TELCO).

On that day, TELCO too achieved another dream for India,” Tata wrote.

Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata or JRD, as he was known, was born on July 29, 1904. 

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