An exclusive interview with Ratan Tata, the man behind one of India’s oldest business empires (and other top stories of the day)

By Team YS|10th Dec 2019
Recently, the 81-year-old doyen of the Tata Group, one of India’s most influential business leaders, posted a 16-page pitch deck PowerPoint presentation on Instagram, for the entrepreneurs of India's fast-growing startup ecosystem.
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Mr. Ratan Tata, one of India's leading businessman and the patriarch of Tata Sons, dreams of an equal India where the rich and the poor have the same opportunities.


He says, “I dream of an India that would be an equal opportunity country – a country where we diminish the disparity between the rich and the poor and, most importantly, give an opportunity to anyone to succeed as long as they have the willingness and endurance to do so.”


Brought up by his grandmother, Lady Navajbai Tata, Mr. Ratan Tata says, her strong set of values has inspired him and he seeks to instil the same in the young and inspiring leaders of today.


In a deeply personal, honest, and candid interview with YourStory’s Founder and CEO Shradha Sharma, Mr. Tata says, “Work for the benefit of others. Big businesses and corporations think nothing of killing another organisation because it's competing with their business. Companies are known to buy out other companies just to bury them in a drawer. That has always bothered me. So, if you can live with feeling happy about another company or another person's prosperity, then that would be the closest definition of happiness.”


Recently, the 81-year-old doyen of the Tata group – one of India’s most influential business leaders, who has largely eschewed the public eye for the most part of his life, posted a 16-page pitch deck PowerPoint presentation on Instagram, for the entrepreneurs of India's fast-growing startup ecosystem.


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