21 October, 2020

The Aviator Emeritus

As deals with AirAsia, Singapore Airlines show, the retired Ratan Tata is a very busy man

Sanjay Rawat
The Aviator Emeritus

Springing Jaguar

Ratan Tata, and his rapidly fulfilling list of wishes

  • Has been involved in Nano rebranding; re-designing proposals for Jaguar paying rich dividends
  • Becomes part of Richard Branson’s Plan-B, a group that helps business work with government and social sector
  • Tata’s dream of entering aviation fulfilled; Group signs deals with Malaysia’s AirAsia and with Singapore Airlines
  • Ratan Tata nominated as a member of the board of trustees of the Carnegie Endowment


In his first post-retirement interview in December 2012, Ratan Tata had laid out a rather busy plan for himself—flying, taking piano lessons and spending time with the Tata Group’s philanthropic trusts which he would be heading. Ten mon­ths down, he has been busier, not just with these, but by playing a major role in many of the group’s new initiatives. Though he anointed Cyrus Mis­try as chairman of Tata Sons and made way...



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