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Prime Minister released commemorative coin to mark 175th birth anniversary of Jamsetji Tata

Jan 7, 2015 18:11 IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 6 January 2015 released a commemorative coin to mark the 175th birth anniversary of Tata group founder Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata.

The reverse face of the coin bears the image of Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata in the centre, with the inscription 175 वा जन्मदिवस in Devnagri script.

With this, he became the first industrialist to be felicitated by a commemorative coin.

PM launched the coin in the presence of Minister of State (Finance) Jayant Sinha and Tata Sons Chairman Cyrus Mistry.

Jamsetji Tata founded the Tata group in 1868. The translation of his vision led to creation of India’s first integrated steel plant (Tata Steel’s Jamshedpur plant—1907), hydroelectric power plants that service Mumbai’s needs till today (Tata Power’s Khopoli plant—1910), and the Indian Institute of Science (1909).

The 100 billion US dollar Tata Group now comprises of over 100 operating companies, with operations in more than 100 countries across six continents, exporting products and services to over 150 countries.

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