Sir Nowroji Bapuji Saklatvala (1875-1938): His Life and Times

N. Benjamin


Saklatwala was a son of Jamsetji Tata’s sister. He was the first non-Tata to head the
Tata industrial group. He started his career as an assistant in Svadeshi Mills and rose
to the position of chairman of Tata Sons, the holding company of the group. Under his
stewardship already established companies grow, especially the textile companies. He
contributed to the survival of Tata Iron & Steel Company when it was engaged in a life
and death struggle. He was associated with many commissions, committees and
conferences. He met a pre-mature death. He was mourned by all concerned.

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