Ratan Tata: 'Millennial Dumbledore' To 27-Year-Old Shantanu Naidu 

Industrialist Ratan
Tata Turns 85

Billionaire Ratan Tata turned 85 on December 28. Former Chairman of Tata Sons and Tata Group, Sir Ratan Naval Tata started as a shop floor worker at Tata Steel and rose through the ranks of his family business with immense hardwork and dedication

Ratan Tata’s Net Worth

Ratan Tata was featured in Hurun India Rich List 2022 as per which his net worth is Rs 3800 crore which is largely sourced from Tata Sons

Ratan Tata’s Birthday

While Ratan Tata’s professional life has always been in limelight, few people know about his special friendship with a 27-year-old founder of stray dog startup 'Motopaws', Shantanu Naidu

Ratan Tata and
Shantanu Naidu

But how did Shantanu Naidu move from being Ratan Tata’s assistant to becoming his best friend?

Who Is Ratan Tata’s Friend
Shantanu Naidu?

In 2014, automobile design engineer Shantanu joined Tata Elxsi. Few days later, he saw a dog being killed in a road accident 

Shantanu Naidu’s Initiative
For Street Dogs

Moved by the incident, Shantanu began an initiative to create glow-in-the-dark collar bones for especially street dogs to make them visible to drivers at night 

Shantanu Naidu Meets Ratan Tata

But, young graduate Shantanu ran out of funds. His dad wrote a letter to Ratan Tata and to his surprise, the industrialist decided to meet the youngster 

Ratan Tata, Shantanu
Naidu’s Bond Deepens

Ratan Tata visited Shantanu's dog shelter and was impressed with his effort. Their bond deepened as Shantanu went to Ratan Tata’s alma mater Cornell University for higher studies

Ratan Tata, Shantanu’s
Special Friendship

Ratan Tata flew all the way to the US to attend Shantanu’s graduation ceremony. He later offered Shantanu the job of an assistant. Shantanu is now frequently spotted in the public with Ratan Tata

Ratan Tata Birthday Video 

Ratan Tata’s birthday video with Shantanu Naidu had also gone viral in 2021, where the industrialist could be seen cutting a small muffin

Tata Group Company List

Tata Group’s investments and company list comprises popular companies and brands like Starbucks, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Tata Motors and Tata Steel. Ratan Tata recently invested an undisclosed amount of money in Shantanu's new start-up Goodfellows

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