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Steel man of India

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    1st Nov, 2022


Jamshed J Irani, known as the steel man of India, died in Jamshedpur yesterday at the age of 86.

About Jamshed J Irani

  • Irani was associated with Tata Steel for over four decades. He retired from the board of Tata Steel in June 2011, leaving behind a legacy of 43 years, which won him and the Company international acclaim in various fields.
  • Born on June 2, 1936 in Nagpur to Jiji Irani and Khorshed Irani.
  • Irani had contributed tremendously to the Indian Industry, the steel business and the Tatas for over four decades.
  • He began his career in 1963 as a senior scientific officer at the British Iron and Steel Research Association, Sheffield.
  • On his return to India in 1968, he joined Tata Steel as assistant to the director (R&D). In 1979, he was appointed General Manager and President in 1985. He became the Managing Director in 1992, a position he held till July 2001.
  • An M.Sc in Geology from Nagpur University, Irani has a doctorate certificate from the University of Sheffield, UK.
  • Irani was also conferred upon Padma Bhushan – the third-highest civilian award.

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