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Ratan Tata Talks about his break-up, childhood and parents.


Industrialist Rata Tata, who recently joined instagram has already crossed 1 M followers. The reason of his popularity is quite expressive through his posts and reactions. Chairman emeritus of Tata sons, While speaking to a popular Facebook page, Humans of Bombay revealed details about his personal life and how he “fell in love and almost got married” after his college days were over. The octogenarian industrialist also talked about the differences he had with his father. He opened up about his life after his parents’ divorce, growing up with his grandmother, the values she taught him, studying at Cornell University and the reason the relationship eventually fell apart.

“After college, I landed a job at an architecture firm in LA, where I worked for two years. It was a great time, the weather was beautiful, I had my own car and I loved my job. It was in LA that I fell in love and almost got married,” he said.

In the first of a three-part series, Tata said that he had a happy childhood even though he and his brother faced a “fair bit of ragging because of his parents’ divorce which in those days wasn’t as common as it is today.”

His parents, Naval Tata and Sooni, got separated when he was young. Ratan Tata was raised by his grandmother Navajbai Tata.

The chairman of the Tata Trusts credits his grandmother for inculcating life values in him. He thanks his grandmother for teaching him to retain dignity at all costs.

“I still remember, after WW2, she took my brother and me for summer holidays to London. It was there that the values were really hammered in. She’d tell us, ‘don’t say this’ or ‘keep quiet about that’ and that’s where, ‘dignity above everything else’ really embedded in our minds,” he said.