Born in a Parsi family in 1839, Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata came to Bombay at the age of 14. In 1868, at the age of 29, he started a private trading firm with a capital of Rs 21,000. His travel, far and wide, inspired him to manufacture cotton goods and thus was born the Empress Mill in Nagpur.
Inspired by a glowing report on iron ore, Jamsetji was moved to dedicate a steel plant to the nation. An outlived dream, Tisco is today a leading manufacturer of steel the world over.