The Ratan Tata Few Know

Two months after he retired, Ratan Tata remains a personal enigma despite the millions of words written about him.

In this exclusive interview with‘s Vaihayasi Pande Daniel, architect Ratan Batliboi reveals Ratan Tata the caring, honest, funny, simple, man behind the legend.

Ratan Batliboi is a well-known architect who runs the Mumbai-based Ratan J Batliboi Consultants Private Ltd, one of India’s top architectural firms (the Bandra-Worli Sea link, beautification of Marine Drive).

Batliboi got to know Ratan Tata really well when he helped design Tata’s post-retirement home in Colaba, south Mumbai.

As he spent more and more time with Tata, who retired as chairman of the Tata group on December 28, Batliboi was bowled over by his charm, humility and honesty.

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  • He is a very rich person hence all his follies and faults will be forgiven. Also, the Tatas have very cleverly manipulated the public sentiment and played the majority community card. His (Tatas) schemes have benefited solely the Hindu community. As he is very very rich, he has a huge audience in Parsi (foolish) community which mainly worships money and nothing else. Very soon the photos of Zarathustra will be replaced by that of Mr. Ratan Tata and we will have a new demigod.

    • If Parsi community had worshiped money the we would have fawned over the Ambanis and the monstrosity at Pedder Road of one of the
      brothers. Parsis have, atleast the after thirties generation, The statement about replacing Asho Zarathushtra,s photos is in very bad taste.

      • The Ambanis are real persons (men) who have enough time for marriage and sympathy & care for their community. They have not been known to back stab their own religion and community. If they use their own money for staying in luxury that should not bother others. In our own community an elderly gentlemen (at 75 years) who is a bachelor has started building a huge bungalow at Colaba what about him? He will be staying alone in a huge bungalow is it not monstrosity?

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