The 84-year-old man, Ratan Tata is the recipient of Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan is also a philanthropist and one of the most successful businessmen the country has ever witnessed.
Apart from his successful career, Ratan Tata is also known for his utmost simplicity, humanity, kindness, and empathy. He has proved himself to be a gentleman making everyone realize that he is much more than an industrialist. In this article, we are going to point out 15 instances where Ratan Tata proved that he is a role model for each one of us.
15 Times Ratan Tata Proved That He Is A Role Model For Each One Of Us
1. Ratan Tata has once chosen to fly for economy class
It is not a usual thing for rich people to travel in economy class. But for the Industrialist Ratan Tata it seems like it is just a matter of choice. The former chairman of Tata sons once happened to travel in economy class and it left a pleasant surprise for his co-passenger to find that Ratan Tata is beside him. When his co-passenger asked him for a photograph, Ratan Tata agreed to it very readily.
2. Ratan Tata is also called Chhotu
Ratan Tata once took to Instagram and shared a post of himself sitting on the floor cross-legged with a thank you note for reaching 1 million followers on social media sites.
A young lady in the comment section has commented Congratulations Chhotu with a heart emoji. Soon the comment section was full of Criticism. Some people said that it was disrespectful and others said it was shameful. The young lady soon deleted the comment after receiving a lot of negative feedback.
The very next day Ratan Tata being a humble person saved the women from trolls posting “A very innocent young lady had posted her sentiments yesterday and called me a kid in one of the comments. She was bullied and disrespected for that and she deleted the tweet. I appreciate and respect the heartfelt note that the young lady had left me and hope she will not refrain from posting again.” He then further continued saying that there is a child in each one of us and requested everyone to treat that young lady with respect.
3. Ratan Tata’s fight against children’s malnutrition
Malnutrition in children is one of the biggest problems India is facing over the years. In 2012 Ratan Tata talked about this problem and said “My most visible goal is to prevent malnutrition for children and pregnant mothers in India. Because this would bring a change in the mental and physical well-being of a population in the years to come.”
4. Ratan Tata worked as an employee in his own company
Ratan Tata worked as an employee in the struggling days of Tata Steel at Jamshedpur. Despite getting a high-paying job offer from IBM, Ratan Tata chose to work in his own company to gain expertise.
5. Taking a step against fake news
There was once a rumor that Ratan Tata wrote a note during the time of coronavirus. But Ratan Tata took to Twitter to clarify that the post was not written by him.
On April 11 2020 Ratan Tata tweeted that “This post has never been said and not written by me. I urge you to verify media circulated on WhatsApp and social media platforms. If I have to say something I will say it on my official channel. I hope everyone is safe and does take care.”
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6. Ratan Tata requested companies not to lay off employees during the pandemic
In the interaction with Your Story, Ratan Tata had requested companies not to lay off employees during the pandemic. He mentioned that the fact was a knee-jerk reaction to the pandemic and laying off people is not going to solve your problem.
7. Ratan Tata helped students withfunding for higher education
The TATA Group under the leadership of Ratan Tata sanctioned a scholarship fund of 28 million dollars for Cornell University to provide aid to undergraduate students from India.
8. Ratan Tata is always spotted sitting next to his driver
It is very rare to find rich personalities sitting next to their driver in the car. But the business tycoon Ratan Tata many times is spotted sitting next to the driver enjoying the ride.
9. Ratan Tata funded hundreds of crores to fight against the pandemic
In 2020, Ratan Tata donated 500 Crores from Tata trust to the Indian Government to buy essential Health Care items like protective equipment, testing kits, respiratory system, etc for the frontline workers.
10. Ratan Tata requested to adopt abandoned pets
Ratan Tata has shared a post of an abandoned dog on his Instagram requesting his followers to help him find a home for it.
11. Ratan Tata personally visited families who were affected during the 26/11 attack
Ratan Tata personally visited the families of 80 employees who were affected by the 26/11 attack. The TATA Group even compensated the expenses of their children’s education.
12. Visited a sick former employee
Ratan Tata once traveled from Mumbai to his friend’s society in Pune to visit a former employee who has been unwell for the last two years.
13. Requested his fans to stop online hate
Ratan Tata requested his followers to be empathetic towards each other and stop online hate and virtual bullying.
Requested people to refrain from demanding the Bharat Ratna for him
Ratan Tata once tweeted to stop the campaign that asked the government to confer him the highest civilian award in the country.
15. Ratan Tata once bent down on his knees for a picture
Ratan Tata once surprised everyone by kneeling on the ground in the front row for a picture with his employees. He then said, “Please be quick, I can’t kneel for that long.” This is one such example that proves how humble Ratan Tata is.