Social media’s favourite Ratan Tata is breaking the internet as he recently opened up about his love life and the fact that he almost got married. The former Tata group chairman spoke to Humans of Bombay and also shared about life after his parents’ divorce. He even spoke at length about living with his grandmother and the values taught by her.
And much to our delight, there are some throwback pictures from his young days as well.
“I had a happy childhood, but as my brother and I got older, we faced a fair bit of ragging and personal discomfort because of our parent’s divorce, which in those days wasn’t as common as it is today,” Ratan Tata said in the first post of the three-part series.
“But my grandmother brought us up in every way. Soon after when my mother remarried, the boys at school started saying all kinds of things about us — constantly and aggressively. But our grandmother taught us to retain dignity at all costs, a value that’s stayed with me until today. It involved walking away from these situations, which otherwise we would have fought back against,” he added.
Ratan Tata, who is known as the man of dignity and great ethics, credited his grandmother for instilling the values in him. “I still remember, after WW2, she took my brother and I for summer holidays to London. It was there that the values were really hammered in. She’d tell us, ‘don’t say this’ or ‘keep quiet about that’ and that’s where, ‘dignity above everything else’ really embedded in our minds,” he added.