in

Video shows Ratan Tata celebrating his 84th birthday in the most humble way, Harsh Goenka calls it a ‘charming scene’

Video shows Ratan Tata celebrating his 84th birthday in the most humble way, Harsh Goenka calls it a ‘charming scene’ thumbnail

No lavish party or big celebration for Tata Sons chairman emeritus, Ratan Tata, who rang in his 84th birthday on 28 December with a cupcake and a candle, brought by Shantanu Naidu, a young employee of Tata group whom Tata has mentored in the past years.

In a clip that captures this humble birthday celebration, Tata can be seen blowing out the candle on the cupcake and taking a bite of the cake from Naidu’s hand. The clip, ever since it surfaced online, has gone viral, with Harsh Goenka tweeting it with the caption, “A charming scene with the unassuming #RatanTata on his 84th birthday” and Vaibhav Bhoir, Business Development Manager at Tata Motor Finance posting it on LinkedIn, calling Tata ‘national pride’, and ‘an inspiration to us all’

A charming scene with the unassuming #RatanTata on his 84th birthday https://t.co/wkmm7jhCyZ

— Harsh Goenka (@hvgoenka) 1640797165000


Tata was the chairman of Tata Group from 1990 to 2012 and later returned as the interim chairman for the period of October 2016 – February 2017. He continues to lead Tata Trusts. One of India’s biggest industrialists and philanthropists, Tata is a trained pilot with a license. He never married but reportedly came close to marrying four times.

Naidu, who earned himself a job at the Tata Group a few years ago, first received an invitation from Ratan Tata after his name appeared in the company newsletter for founding an organisation called ‘Motopaws’, which made glow-in-the-dark collars for stray dogs, to save them from accidents during the night. Tata, who is known to be a devout dog lover, found a common interest with the young Naidu after the two met, and the two have shared a special mentor-protege bond since then.

Naidu too, like Tata, went to Cornell University for higher studies. After getting his MBA degree, when Naidu returned to India he was appointed the Deputy General Manager in the chairman’s office, at Tata Trusts.

Earlier this year, Naidu’s book ‘I came upon a lighthouse’ was published which explores in detail his fond bond with Ratan Tata, and is a short illustrated memoir of Tata’s life.

Download The Economic Times News App to get Daily Market Updates & Live Business News.

Read More

Leave a Reply

GIPHY App Key not set. Please check settings

‘Citadel’ and ‘Jee Le Zaraa’: Priyanka Chopra is all set to swing into 2022 with big projects thumbnail

‘Citadel’ and ‘Jee Le Zaraa’: Priyanka Chopra is all set to swing into 2022 with big projects

Stress harms relationships: How you can reduce it during holidays and beyond thumbnail

Stress harms relationships: How you can reduce it during holidays and beyond