Endowed with scenic beauty, rich resources and good geographical location, Jamshedpur is a treat for tourists and a business center for the industrial tycoons. Located in the East Singhbhum district of Jharkhand, the city is admired for its broader roads, well-maintained infrastructures, dark green gardens, verdant parks and panoramic view. The city, which attracts tourists from around the country, is celebrated in the history as the industrial backbone of India. Jamshedpur, being the home to Tata Iron and Steel industry, is administered by the business magnates- the Tata’s. Nurtured under the hands of Tata’s, Jamshedpur has contributed greatly to the financial strength of the country. With its industrial growth, the city has marked its place in the map of world business. All told, the legacy of city owes its progeny to the Tata’s. Go ahead and explore the article to know more about magnificent history of Jamshedpur and its lasting impression on our country.
Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata
When you take a look into the history of industrial city of Jamshedpur, the first name that pops up in your mind is that of Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata. A firm believer in industrial revolution, Jamsetji wanted to build a steel plant in India and was in search of a land. For further idea on industrial setup, he went to Pittsburgh where he met a noted geologist Charles Page Perin and asked him to find a right place for establishing India’s first steel plant. After prolonged search for land, Tata finally came across a humble village called Sakchi, which was blessed with rich mineral resources like iron, coal and limestone. Attracted by the rich wealth, water and green hill region, Tata finely decided to set up his steel plant in Sakchi, which was later named as Jamshedpur in memory of its founder Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata.
Sir Dorabji Tata
After the sad demise of founder of Tata Iron and Steel Plant, Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata in 1904, his eldest son Dorabji Tata rewarded his unfulfilled dreams. During the reign of Dorabji, the Tata groups of industries experienced huge business expansion in the country. It was under him that a major part of iron prospecting was done. Being the first chairman of Tata venture, he further undertook the development of Jamshedpur, a venture initiated by his father. Thus, the rule of Tata’s is strongly felt in the city during the glorious period of Dorabji Tata.
Sir Ratanji Tata
Ratanji Tata, the second son of Jamsetji Tata was involved with his brother Dorabji Tata in making India the industrial hub. During the Indian independence movement, he actively participated in Indian freedom struggle. Post Independence, Ratanji Tata returned to his industrial business and made Tata groups one of the pioneering industries in the world. Under his leadership, Jamshedpur became one of the developing cities in India. The great industrialist, people’s man and freedom fighter Ratanji Tata left this world at the age of 48 in the year 1918.
Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata
Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata popularly known as JRD Tata was the son of Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata, the first cousin of business tycoon Jamsetji Tata. After the death of Ratanji Tata, the chairmanship of Tata Sons came to JRD Tata. Under his leadership, Tata groups expanded its business in the field of information technology, consultancy service, consumer goods, industrial products, art and culture. It was during his leadership that air transport was first introduced in India, which later became Air India. Apart from his industrial revolution, he contributed greatly in modernizing and beautifying Jamshedpur. It was during his reign that foundation for many parks and gardens were laid. For his unbeatable work and dedication, government of India honored him with the highest civilian award Bharat Ratna in 1992. Ratan Tata, the great grandson of Jamsetji Tata, holds the flagship of Tata groups of company.