Industrialist JRD Tata's 117th birth anniversary in being observed today, July 29. Tata, one of the best Indian entrepreneurs, was the chairman of the Tata Group.
Chairman of RPG Group conglomerate Harsh Vardhan Goenka shared a copy of a letter written by former Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi to the owner of the Tata Group of Companies JRD Tata. Goenka described the letter as a very personal letter exchange between a powerful Prime Minister and a giant industrialist.
The letter, dated July 5, 1973, has gone viral on social media. Gandhi thanked Tata for gifting her a perfume and introducing her to the chic world.
"A very personal letter exchange between a powerful Prime Minister and a giant industrialist. Sheer class !" Goenka tweeted along with the letter.
"I am thrilled with the perfumes. Thank you so much. I don't normally use perfume and am so cut off from the 'chic' world that I do not even know these. But from now on, I will definitely experiment in this regard," the letter read.
"It was good to see you. Please do inform in writing or read a visit when you want to come and see me when you want to convey any views - favourable or critical. With good wishes to you and Thelly. Yours sincerely, Indira Gandhi, " it continued.
"Oh Goenkaji you are bringing one gem after another. Lovely share. What tall people they were," a Twitter user commented. Several others reminisced the times they called simple and described the leaders as down to earth.
JRD Tata, Indian aviator, industrialist, entrepreneur and chairman of Tata Group, was supportive of the declaration of emergency by PM Indira Gandhi in 1975. "You can't imagine what we've been through here—strikes, boycotts, demonstrations. Why, there were days I couldn't walk out of my office into the street. The parliamentary system is not suited to our needs," he was quoted by the New York Times. J