Saina’ Trailer Released! The trailer takes us into the journey of the badminton player and gives us a glimpse of her life. Watch the trailer here.

International Women's Day 2021: 10 inspirational quotes to motivate you on  this Women's Day

On the occasion of International Women’s Day 2021, lets us celebrate this global day by celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. It is also a reminder the day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. The theme for this is #ChooseToChallenge, which focuses a “challenged world is an alert world, and from challenge comes change”.  We are blessed to born in a nation where we have many great women who bring us the hope that every girl has the potential to achieve whatever she wants to. They have risen to the top in their fields and are not only reminders of the legacy that they leave behind, but also guiding light of hope for future generations.

My Grandmom Wanted A Boy: Saina Nehwal's Childhood Challenges Will Inspire  Every Woman To Dream Big

Today we take a look into the one of the most inspiring stories of Indian sports and its none other than Saina Nehwal.  the most celebrated shuttler of India hailed from Hisar district in Haryana.  During her childhood, was pushed by her parents to practice Karate. An interesting fact which isn’t known to a lot of people, Saina’s parents, Harvir and Usha Singh, were a district badminton champion in Haryana. She used to accompany her mother to who used to practice in a local club in Haryana.

Saina Nehwal: Winning is everything - Friday Magazine

In no time, Saina fell in love with the sport and started training under the Nani Prasad.  Post which she started training with Arjuna award-winning badminton coach – SM Arif. During these times, she never let her studies been neglected and completed her schooling from St. Ann’s college in Hyderabad.  Saina Nehwal used to commence her training session at 4 am in the morning and travelled a distance of almost 25 km to get top calls training facility Through her grit and determination Nehwal went on to become one of the most celebrated shuttler of India because she fought hard to make herself known in a country that only knows and spokes about cricket.

Saina started her Professional career in 2004 and quickly rising in ranks and creating new records with every tournament. She holds the record of becoming the first player to win the Asian Satellite Badminton Tournament on two occasions. He is also the youngest Asian to win a four-star tournament post winning the Philippines Open in 2006 at the young age of 16. In 2009, Nehwal took the world by storm when she defeated Wang Lin of China and becoming the first Indian to win the BWF Super Series title.

Saina Nehwal's recovery story post knee injury will inspire you

The star shuttler, Saina Nehwal is the queen of many firsts but greatest achievement is the bronze medal that she won at the 2012 London Olympics. She became the first woman to win a title in the junior badminton championship, she is also the first female shuttler to win an Olympic medal for India and was also first Badminton player to win a super series tournament. When it comes to Saina Nehwal’s achievement the list is endless. Saina Nehwal has 22 titles till date and counting. She is on par with the likes of Prakash Padukone, Pullela Gopichand and PV Sindhu as one of the greatest shuttlers the nation has ever produced. Saina was also bestowed with the Padma Bhushan award in 2016 which is the country’s third-highest civilian award. 

The fans were quite excited ever since official announcement of a movie is being made on the life of Saina Nehwal. The biopic had its shares of ups and down. From Shraddha Kapoor stepping out of the film to speculation that the biopic would have an OTT release. On the occasion of International Women’s Day, the makers of the movie released the trailer in which Parineeti Chopra is essaying the role of badminton champion, Saina Nehwal. The movie is all set to release on March 26, 2021 and is being directed by Amol Gupte. The movie is being produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Sujay Jairaj and Rashesh Shah under the banner of T-Series and Front Foot Pictures.

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Parineeti Chopra is the nailing the character of Saina Nehwal and the trailer gives us an insight into the badminton player’s life. The actress has aced the look of the badminton player. the movie also features versatile actor Meghna Malik who is essaying the role of Saina’s mother Usha Rani and Manav Kaul is playing the team’s coach.  In the trailer we get to see Saina climbs the ladder of success and hardships are put in the spotlight before she is selected as a part of the national team.

A massive glacier breach in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district caused flash floods in the Dhauli Ganga river, causing large-scale devastation in the upper reaches of the ecological fragile Himalayas.

Imagine the world without flora and fauna. It is difficult to imagine a world where we can’t hear the sound the wind blowing through the tall grass.  But in today scenario it seems that a world once full of life now lays empty due to extinction. People around the globe have failed to understand the importance of wildlife conservation. Not being aware of what steps need to be taken to preserve wildlife? These are important questions that we as an inhabitant of this earth need to ask our self in order to help maintain the delicate ecosystem on Earth. Wildlife plays a crucial role in this delicate ecosystem and without wildlife, the human race would not survive.

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A nation woke up to a shocking news of a glacier burst which took place in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district which triggers massive flooding on Sunday. This held to evacuation of thousands of peoples, who were living near Alaknanda and Dhauliganga rivers – to safety.

As per the official report, the flooding damaged nearby areas of Rishiganga and NTPC power plants in which over 100 labourers working in the power plant are feared dead. Teams of State Disaster Response Force (SDRF), National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and police have been deployed. As per the initial report, 16 people trapped in a tunnel near Tapovan in Chamoli have been safely rescued while 12 more people have been evacuated from another tunnel. But, around 150 people are reportedly still missing.

While interacting with media, NDRF official was quoted saying at 40-50 people may have swept away in the gushing waters after the glacial burst, adding that the rescue operation will continue for 24-48 hours. IG NDRF Amrendra Kumar further added that rescue operation with cover areas around riverside to find the both survivors and the bodies. He also informed that floods aren’t as bad as the 2013 Kedarnath calamity. The official further said that operations may be stalled because of nightfall.

This massive flood in Chamoli reminded the whole nation of the memory of the Kedarnath disaster of 2013 which led to widespread devastation in the ecologically fragile Himalayan region. The banks of the Chorabari lake in Kedarnath broke due to a cloudburst which resulted in a major flash flood causing widespread destruction in Uttarakhand and led to heavy losses in terms of infrastructure, agriculture lands, human and animal lives.

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Though Kedarnath occurred during the rainy season which led to delay in the launch of relief and rescue operations, the flash flood on Sunday occurred on a bright and sunny morning which helped in relief and rescue operations. The weather was clear yesterday, which was quite helpful for helicopters to reach the affected areas in no time. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has released the statement that no adverse weather events are expected over Chamoli, Tapovan and Joshimath in Uttarakhand on February 7 and 8.

Silent hero of Indian wrestling: Virender Singh Becomes first from his community of deaf and mute athletes to achieve this feat!

Haryana's silent force conquering the world

We keep on reading on and about the struggles that the talented athletes associated with these sports are living. One such struggling athlete is none other than wrestler Virender Singh.  He was born 1st April 1986 in Jhajjar, Haryana and is an Indian Freestyle Wrestler. Virender Singh Yadav is popularly known as ‘Goonga Pehelwan’ and is one of the most accomplished deaf and mute wrestlers of Haryana, who can fight able-bodied wrestlers with utter brilliance. 

Virender Singh lost his hearing at a very younger age and wasn’t able to gel with other children in the village. Seeing his predicament, his uncle decided to take Virender to Delhi as other children used to give him a tough time. His uncle Sunrinder Singh has been great inspiration to him and also introduced to wrestling. Both his father and uncle were associated with the world of wrestling and also took part in various dangals all across the nation. He was eight-year-old when he shifted to Delhi and his father to get to him treated for a foot injury. During the same time, Ajit was met with a bad road accident and was confined to the bed for several months.

Goonga Pehelwan aka Virender Singh Banned – Wrestlers Revolt

Family decided that it would be better if Virender shift with his uncle in Pul Mithai Locality. Virender started training at Bal Vyayamshala Akshada and was trained by his uncle, Surinder and started training in city’s Mori Gate locality and won his first trophy and it was none other than ‘Nausherwan; title and won Rs 11,000 in cash. Virender had a smooth transition from Dangal to mat wrestling and he went on to win a gold in the 76 kg category at the Cadet Nationals in Haridwar in 2002 and led to be selected for his first international tournament. Because of his impairment, he was dropped and left him heartbroken. But his father and uncle were bug support for Virender and got to know about Deaflympics and spent Re 70,000 so that Virender’s can travel to Melbourne and gone to win a gold medal.

In 2016, Singh was awarded the Arjuna Award, one of the country’s highest sporting honours. One of India’s most accomplished wrestlers makes Rs. 28,000 per month as a junior coach. He has won seven international medals, including three golds. Virender Singh has not been blessed with a voice, but his exploits on the wrestling have created sounds which can be heard across the world. The three-time Deaflympics gold medallist was awarded the Padma Shri on the occasion of Republic Day. He is the first from his community of deaf and mute athletes to bestow this prestigious honour on him. It was a massive recognition of his talent and the hardship faced by him since childhood.

Meet 'Goonga Pahalwan' the champion wrestler struggling for recognition

The wrestler is all set to compete in the Deaf World championship in May in Turkey and Deaflympics at Brazil in December. He still has one unfulfilled wish on winning the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award. Hopefully, his dreams can come true if he goes on to win gold medals these two events which will make him a strong contender for that next year.

National Voters Day: This is going to be the first time when the government is going to issue voter id cards in a digital format, check step-wise guide to download:

National Voters Day 2019: Why you need to participate in country's election  process

The National Voters Day has been celebrated on January 25 every year since 2011 all across the nation and with the aim was to encourage more young voters to take part in the polling process. The day is celebrated to create awareness about the importance of voting in a democracy and it also teaches citizens about their voting rights.

The Election Commission of India came into existence on 25th January 1950. Other aspect of the organisation was to encourage, simplify and maximise registration, especially for the new voters. This year, the Election Commission of India is observing the 11th National Voters’ Day and theme is ‘Making Our Voters Empowered, Vigilant, Safe and Informed.’ The main aim of the theme this year, has been in the ECI’s commitment towards conducting elections safely during the Covid-19 pandemic.

President Kovind, PM Modi hail ECI's contribution on National Voters' Day |  Hindustan Times

The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind ji is all set to launch ECI’s Web Radio: ‘Hello Voters’ and also confer national awards for the year 2020-21. The event is all set to take place in the Ashok Hotel and this year, the President of India will grace the occasion virtually from the Rashtrapati Bhawan. The event will also be attended by Union Minister for Law and Justice, Communications and Electronics and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad as the Guest of Honour.

Digital voter cards: How to download? Who are eligible? All you need to  know | Hindustan Times

On the occasion of National Voters day, The Election Commission of India launch the e-EPIC (Electronic Electoral Photo Identity Card) programme today. This will help in making se of this new digital option for the five upcoming state elections. The Electronic Electoral Photo Identity Card is a secure portable document format (PDF) version of the EPIC which can be downloaded on mobile or in a self-printable form on the computer. A voter can store the card on his/her mobile, upload it as a PDF on Digi locker or print it and self-laminate it

Here are few steps how can one download e-EPIC?

  • If you do not have an account, then create an account through your mobile number or email ID.
  • If you already have an account, then log in and click on the option of download E-EPIC.
  • Register/Login on Voter Portal
  • From menu navigation click on Download e-EPIC
  • Enter the EPIC number or Form Reference Number
  • Verify with OTP sent on registered mobile number (if mobile number registered with Eroll)
  • Click on Download e-EPIC
  • If Mobile number not registered in Eroll, click on e-KYC to complete the KYC
  • Pass the Face liveness verification
  • Update your mobile number to complete KYC
  • Download e-EPIC

IND vs AUS 4th Test: Mohammed Siraj has become only the 5th Indian bowler to pick up a 5-wicket haul at the Gabba!

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The Indian Premier League is one of the most-watched cricket leagues in the world and garnered a lot of popularity ever since its inception in 2008. The league has allowed a lot of youngsters to play international cricket and has revolutionized the sport. IPL has over time has become given a platform to encourage young talents and exposure for the International standards early in their career and give them a hope that one day they will be able to represent Indian team.

Mohammed Siraj's father dies, cannot go for final rites due to COVID  restrictions in Australia

 Today we will talk about humble beginnings of Mohammed Siraj’s journey from tennis-ball cricket to Boxing Day debut. He was passionate about the game of cricket and comes from very humble background. His father was his inspiration and an auto rickshaw driver, the whole family had to go through a lot of hardship. it will shock to learn that the talented blower has never gone to a professional cricket academy nor had a coach.  He honed his skills by playing street cricket with a tennis ball and used to often bunk classes to play the sport.

The constant good performance in the Ranji Trophy didn’t go unnoticed and was soon picked up by Indian Premier League franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad for a whopping Rs. 2.6 crore which was surprisingly 13 times his base price. He made his IPL debut in 2017, playing 6 matches and picked 10 wickets at an average of 21.2, with the best performance of 4/32. He is known for his deceptive slower ball and a natural in-swinger make him make an impact in the tournament. But despite his good performance, he was released by the club and was picked up by the Royal Challengers Bangalore at the IPL 2018 Player Auction for INR 2.20 crore and the management saw potential in the youngster.

Boxing Day Test: Mohammed Siraj joins Lasith Malinga in elite list after 5  wickets on debut in Australia - Sports News

Mohammed Siraj has had a dream Test debut but it wasn’t an easy journey as he had overcome the death of his father to stay on in Australia. He made a tough call to stay back and when he got an opportunity, he made it count. In the absence of experienced Indian pacers, the Hyderabad bowler has led the bowling attack from the front in the ongoing 4th Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. He has taken prized wickets of Australian bowler Josh Hazelwood to complete a memorable five-wicket haul in Tests.

He finished his spell of 5/73 on Day 4 at the Gabba in Brisbane. Siraj has etched his names in the history books by becoming only the fifth Indian bowler to pick up a 5-wicket haul at the Gabba and joins elite list of bowlers such as Erapalli Prasanna, Bishan Singh Bedi, Madan Lal and Zaheer Khan.

Another interesting fact of all the cricket lovers, this is the also the first time since 2008 Australia have been bowled out in both the innings of a Test in Gabba and only the 3rd time since 1987. This is a remarkable feet achieved by the Team India in the absence of their 5 first-choice bowlers for the 4th Test.  During the second innings, Siraj wasn’t in good frame of mind as dropped 2 catches of Steve Smith and Cameron Green earlier in the day.

But he bounced back and picked up 2 wickets in the same over in the first session to bring India back into the game. Siraj got the wicket of inform batsman Marnus Labuschagne to open his tally and next victim was Matthew Wade for 0 in the same over. Siraj went on take the wicket Steve Smith for 55 with a superb delivery.     

Scripted History: This Flight Will Be Another Feather By Becoming The First Woman Commander Of Air India To Command Flight Over The North Pole!

Meet Durba Banerjee, the first female commercial pilot of India! She has  the most flying hours to her name! - NTD India

Indian Airlines defined flying for three generations post-Independence and setting example for other Corporate houses. There was a time in our countries when Cooperate houses in India didn’t have enough or none women employed and But Air India aka Indian Airlines broke the glass ceiling a public sector enterprise was one of the early pioneers, when they hired Durba Banerjee as its pilot within few years of its inception in 1953.

Air India set up another milestone by celebrating International Women’s Day in unique way by flying 12 international and over 40 domestic flights with an all-women crew on board. India’s National Carrier Air India released a statement and was quoted saying “Air India is set to fly 12 all-women crew flights on its medium and long-haul international routes and over 40 return domestic and short-haul flights all over India to celebrate the International Women’s Day on March 8 this year.”

An all-women pilot team of Air India is all create to set create a record which will be etched in the history books for times to come. As per official update, Air India Captain Zoya Agarwal is all set to fly over the North Pole on the world’s longest air route. The flight took off from San Francisco, by covering a distance of around 16,000 kilometres to reach Bengaluru.

This was not the first time that Air India pilots have flown over polar route, but this was the first instances that a team of all-women pilots flew over the North Pole. An Air India official was quoted saying “Flying through the North Pole is very challenging and airline companies send their best and experienced pilots on this route. This time Air India has given responsibilities to a woman captain for the journey from San Francisco to Bengaluru via polar route.” 

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AI Captain Zoya Agarwal  was quoted saying “Most people in the world will not see the North Pole or even its map in their lifetime. I feel truly feel privileged and humbled by the trust posed in me by the civil aviation ministry and our flag carrier. It is a golden opportunity to command a Boeing 777 inaugural SFO-BLR, one of the world’s longest flight over the North Pole. I am extremely proud to have with me experienced women team comprising Captains Thanmai Papagari, Akanksha Sonawane and Shivani Manhas. This is the first time an all-women pilots team will fly over the North Pole and create a history of sorts. It’s indeed a dream come true for any professional pilot.”

Capt. Zoya also spoke about the challenges that is faced by Flying over the North Pole and was quoted saying “The thrill of actually realising that you will be passing the North pole where the compass will flip 180 degrees…something which is fascinating indeed.”

Meet Air India's All-women Pilot Crew That Made History

This is not the first feather under the cap for Captain Agarwal as she is also the youngest woman to ever fly a Boeing-777 way back in 2013. She said that “I am the youngest woman commander in the world on Boeing 777. Women should have self-belief even if they face societal pressure not consider any task impossible.”

Redemption Story: The pacer made a grand comeback and showcased his mettle in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021 VS Pondicherry.

S Sreesanth aims to represent India in the 2023 World Cup – Cric.News

S. Sreesanth was one of the most colourful personalities in Kerala, who shot into prominence by becoming only the second person from the state to play for the national team. The fast bowler made his One-Day International vs Sri Lanka at Nagpur Oct 25, 2005. He was known for be aggressive on the field, earned the title of ‘angry young cricketer’ and rubbed shoulders wrongly with many such as Australian all-rounder Andrew Symonds and also Harbajan Singh, to name a few.

Revealed! How Sreesanth played 2011 World Cup final! - Rediff Cricket

He was part of the first winning team won the World Twenty20 in 2007 and followed it with the 50-over World Cup in 2011. He was a destiny child and the credit goes to S.K. Nair, a Keralite, who was the secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

S Sreesanth is back on the 22nd yard and creating wave once again post completing his return to cricket after seven years yesterday. He took the world surprise once again during the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 match vs Pondicherry. Though he hasnt played the game for a long time, but it took Sreesanth just seven balls to get his first wicket on his comeback match.

The delivery was a beauty as the ball was a outswinger which took the wicket of Puducherry batsman Fabid Ahmed’s and the batsman was spruised to the core. He took social media and wrote, Thanks a lot for all the support and love ..it’s just the beginning..with all of ur wishes and prayers many many many more to go..❤️🇮🇳🏏lots of respect to u nd family .. #blessed #humbled #cricket #bcci #kerala #love #team #family #india #nevergiveup

Sreesanth finished the match with figures of 4-0-29-1. He was seen making a sweet gesture to the pitch after finishing his overs. The Kerala speedster has gone on to play 27 Tests, 53 ODIs and 10 T20Is for India and is of the opinion that it is still note late to make an India comeback.

Actor Sonu Sood will be next seen in a Bollywood film titled Kisaan amid farmers protests

Won't Rest Until The Last Migrant Reaches Home: Sonu Sood

Coronavirus has brought the nation to a standstill and daily routines have taken drastic steps to try to curb the coronavirus pandemic. In these tough times when most of us during this time are sitting in lap of comfort and having three meals a day but on the other end the most affected people during this pandemic is the migrants who are walking on foot to reach their respect homes. In recent times we saw heart breaking glimpse of thousands of migrants leaving their cities and trying to return to their villages. These hard-working labourers and daily wager are the backbone of city economies but they were scared that they would go hungry in this troubled time.

During these times many have sympathies with the conditions of the migrants but Sonu Sood has worked towards this cause and has been arranging meals and transport for thousands in distress during the coronavirus outbreak. The Happy New Year actor is being hailed as the real-life hero for his contribution towards helping people in need and coming to their aid too. He also stated an initiative “Ghar Bhejo” movement in May and helped sending thousands from Mumbai to their hometown in numerous states such as Bihar, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh. He has become a ray of hope and at the same time become an angel for migrant laborers.

Sonu Sood supports farmers' protest, says 'Kisaan Hai Toh Hum Hai' - YouTube

Ever since 26 November, farmers from Punjab and Haryana have laid siege at New Delhi and are protesting against recently passed Farm Bills. Under these bills will allow farmers to sell directly to corporates. But the farmers fear that this may be an excuse to pull off the MSP safety net from them. Actor Sonu Sood is deeply distraught to see the plight of farmers complaining against the three new Agri laws and hoped to resolve to their matters.

Sonu Sood will next be seen in Kisaan and will be directed by Shool fame E Niwas. The news was confirmed by Dream Girl director Raaj Shaandilyaa, who will produce Kisaan and wrote, हमारे किसान… देश की शान Announcing my next Production #Kisaan … @SonuSood in lead, Directed by ENiwas @Eniwas Produced by Raaj Shaandilyaa…#ThinkinkPicturez

Sonu Sood came into the limelight due to his philanthropic efforts to help migrants and those in need during these tough times launched a book recounting his experience of helping migrant workers during the Covid lockdown. The book is titled Titled “I Am No Messiah” and talks about the expressive tasks the actor faced while extending help to those in need amd and won the hearts of many.

Daughter of a tea garden labourer is all set to promote women’s rugby in an international platform.

7 indian women athletes who are making India Proud

India is a sports-loving nation and has a special space in India. We are blessed to have Word class athletes and players which has produced so many great sportsmen in every sport. In recent times Indian women athletes have amazed us by breaking the gender barrier and created a niche which inspired the future generation. Players like Sania Mirza, Mary Kom, Mithali Raj, Saina Nehwal, Geeta Phogat, Sakshi Malik, Deepa Malik, PV Sindhu, Dipa Karmakar, Mithali Raj to name a few have reached the top against odds and also made us proud by being trailblazers the best game-changers we will ever know. They have taught us to look beyond gender stereotypes and paved the way to empower us all.

World Rugby Sandhya Rai, Sumitra Nayak& Vahbiz Bharucha

Today we are all set to talk about inspirational story of the Sportswomen Who Will Represent India At Asia Rugby’s “Unstoppables” Campaign. Yes, you guessed it right we are talking Sandhya Rai, Sumitra Nayak& Vahbiz Bharucha are three ‘passionate & unstoppable’ women will represent India in the global World Rugby campaign titled ‘Unstoppables.’

Rugby is not a popular sport in our country and world Rugby’s ‘Unstoppable’ campaign was started to create awareness and enhance participation by initiating dialogue through inspiring stories of women and girls involved in rugby at all levels of the game. The stories of these players will inspire you as well as breaking the glass ceiling by participating and showing how rugby played a crucial role in empowering them.

While interacting with the Asian Rugby, World Rugby Chairman Sir Bill Beaumont, “From the highest levels of the sport’s governance to grassroots participation, we are wholly committed to driving gender-balance and ensuring that women have equal opportunities both on and off the field, driving increased involvement and engagement in the women’s game from fans, audiences, players and investors.”

Unstoppable: 20-year-old tea labourers' daughter tackles life from rugby  pitch | Kolkata News - Times of India

Sandhya Rai has gone through own struggle from very early age and hailed from Baikanthapur forest, located in the east of Siliguri. Her family earned their livelihood by working in a tea garden, she defied all the odds and decided to take a different path post finishing school. Sandhya soon discovered her true calling and started excelling in the sport, which started a new journey in her career. Nine girls from this remote village overcame hardships through passion and dedication and have played rugby for India. On Wednesday, December 23, Sandhya was announced as India’s Unstoppable.

As per sources, Sandhya also launched ‘Pass For Passion’, a campaign by the Jungle Crows to raise funds for their Khelo Rugby project aimed to create opportunities for young players.

A short film has also been made on Sandhya’s story, highlighting in the impact she and her friends have had on their village and its directed by Kolkata film-maker Rohan Chakravarty.

Happy Birthday Ratan Tata: Here are Interesting facts about Ratan Tata that you should know!

Ratan Tata can't help mentoring entrepreneurs even on Instagram — Quartz  India

People across the world look up to Ratan Tata in all his embodiments – be it businessman, investor, philanthropist, or leader.  Tata Sons’ Chairman Emeritus Ratan Tata has turned 83 today. Here are few interesting facts about Ratan Tata, his personality and achievements that are worth knowing.

Tata Sons’ Chairman Emeritus Ratan Tata hails from a very prominent family of Indian industrialists and philanthropists.  He was educated in the prestigious Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, where he pursued a B.S. (1962) in architecture and soon returned to work in India. He gained experience in various Group businesses and was named director in charge (1971) of one of them, the National Radio and Electronics Co.  He finally become chairman of Tata Industries in 1991 and succeeded his uncle, J.R.D. Tata, as chairman of the Tata Group.

Post becoming the leader of the conglomerate, Tata main focus was to expand it, and toward globalizing its businesses.  The first step was taken in 2000, when the group acquired London-based Tetley Tea for $431.3 million. In 2004, he took it to the next level when the board bought the truck-manufacturing operations of South Korea’s Daewoo Motors for $102 million. In 2007, the Tata Steel took a giant leap when an Indian company when it acquired the giant Anglo-Dutch steel manufacturer Corus Group for $11.3 billion.

Why did Ratan Tata bought Jaguar and land Rover from Ford ? – Xpert Magazine

Ratan Tata is one of the most respected industrialists in the world and is known for his kindness, passion and business ethics.  Tata has played a crucial role in revolutionised the automobile sector in India, with the launch of Tata Indica, India’s first indigenously designed and manufactured car, and Tata Safari, India’s first SUV were launched. In 2008, Tata Motors shock the whole with the breaking news of purchasing of the elite British car brands Jaguar and Land Rover from the Ford Motor Company. The $2.3 billion deal marked the largest-ever acquisition by an Indian automotive firm.

Tata Nano could have survived, reveals Ratan Tata's letter to Cyrus Mistry:  Details

The same year, the company launched people’s car, Tata Nano with a starting price of approximately 100,000 Indian rupees. The car could seat up to five adults and would provide a safe, affordable, all-weather form of transport to millions of middles- and lower-income consumers both in India and abroad.

Under his leadership, the revenues of the Tata Group grew more than 40 times. The profits thrived by over 50 times. The company that made only $5.7 billion in 1991 made around $103 billion in 2016.

He has been bestowed with many other honours during his career such as Padma Bhushan, one of India’s most distinguished civilian awards, in 2000 and Padma Vibhushan in 2008 and Lifetime Achievement Award awarded by prestigious Rockefeller Foundation in 2012. He has also been ranked as India’s most powerful CEO.