Ratan Tata’s successor announced – Cyrus Mistry
The man who will head a group synonymous with Indian industry is an Irish national and shares his birth date (July 4) with the US Independence Day. But in many ways, he resembles the business giant he has been handpicked to succeed. Like Ratan Tata, Cyrus Pallonji Mistry, 43, is described by close friends as soft-spoken, candid and down to earth.
Again like Tata, Mistry is said to love cars — especially SUVs — and steers clear of the cocktail party circuit. But unlike lifelong bachelor Tata, Mistry is said to be a devoted family man. He is married to Rohiqa, daughter of renowed lawyer Iqbal Chagla, and the couple have two school-going sons.
Mistry is known to be a foodie and his favourite holiday destination is Europe. Besides Mumbai, he owns houses in London and Pune.