India post has issued the Six more stamps of new definitive series- the 10th Definitive series,These stamps are on Gandhi – denomination 100P,Dr.B.R.Ambedkar,denomination 2ooP ,Satyajit Ray, denomination 300P, Homi Jahangir Bhabha, denomination 400P , J.R.D.Tata , denomination 1500P and Mother Teresa,denomination 20ooP. These are available in sheet of 100 stamps & 70 Stamps. Twelve stamps are likely to be released in this series called “ Nation Builders” series.Till today total 9 stamps has been released so far.Details of five stamps have been given earlier and now J.R.D.Tata Stamp has also come.
Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata was a pioneer aviator and important businessman of India. He was awarded India’s highest civilian award, the Bharat Ratna in 1992.
One of the pioneering industrialists of India, Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhoy(J.R.D Tata ) was born in Paris on July 29, 1904. He became the chairman of the Tata Group in 1938. He saw the assets of the Tata Group climbing from Rs 62 crore (Rs 620 million) in 1939 to over Rs 10,000 crore (Rs 100 billion) in 1990.
Under him, the Tata Group diversified into a large number of sectors from airlines to hotels, trucks to locomotives, soda ash, heavy chemicals to pharmaceuticals, financial services, tea, air-conditioning etc. He was not only an industrialist, but was a pioneering aviator too and brought commercial aviation to India, besides being a patron of the arts and philanthropist.
He faced severe problems like foreign exchange crunch and severe government controls on big business, but all these could not deter him. He was a great leader and motivator. He encouraged entrepreneurs such as Sir Homi Mody, Russi Mody, Sumant Moolgaokar and Darbari Seth, and many others.
He formed the Tata Administrative Service and the Tata Management Training Centre , the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, and was the longest serving member of the Atomic Energy Commission. He passed away in Geneva on November 29, 1993.
Date Of Issue:-01.03.2009.