Mody wants a Tata to succeed Ratan

Mody wants a Tata to succeed Ratan

by Deccan Herald

Mody, 92, held important positions in Tata group and led Tata Steel till he retired in the early 1990s. Later, he held various advisory positions both in the group and outside, with a notable stint as Chairman of the erstwhile Indian Airlines and Air India.”…But I wonder what would someone from outside do at the Tatas,” Mody said in a column in daily ‘Financial Chronicle’.Mody’s comments are in sharp variance with Ratan Tata who said that his successor would not be pro or anti-Parsi and could be from either India or abroad.At the AGM of Tata Chemicals’ annual general meeting on Monday, Ratan Tata had said: “The Tata Group is an Indian Group and we should not be looking (at it) as a Parsi group. The successor should be the right person and not anti-Parsi or pro-Parsi.”Modi was earlier also reported to have had differences with Ratan Tata on different issues.”So far, there has always been a good chairman from the Tata family. There is no reason why that should not continue in the years to come,” Mody said in the piece that was all praise for the Tata family, which set up the group over 140 years ago.Having left behind the past bitterness, Mody, who claimed that he considered himself as a ‘Tata man’ said: “The family of Tatas is an institution by itself. And I would always like to see some Tata spearheading the group’s operations.”
Courtesy : Jehangir Bisney

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