Who is Jamshed J Irani, the veteran Industrialist that passed away- Net worth, Family, Career, Tata Steel, Age, Background and more

Publish Date: 01 Nov, 2022
Who is Jamshed J Irani, the veteran Industrialist that passed away- Net worth, Family, Career, Tata Steel, Age, Background and more
Jamshed J Irani Biography:  The steelman of India, Jamshed J Irani, died in Jamshedpur late Monday night, Tata Steel gave the notification. He was 86. Tata Steel called Irani a “visionary leader” in its release and noted, “He will be fondly remembered as a visionary leader who led Tata Steel from the forefront during India’s economic liberalisation in the early 1990s and immensely contributed to the growth and development of the steel industry in India.”
 
 

Jamshed J Irani Cause of Death 

He died of natural death and old age. 
 

Jamshed J Irani Early Life and Background

Dr Irani was born in Nagpur on June 2, 1936, to Jiji Irani and Khorshed Irani. He received his BSc from Science College, Nagpur in 1956 and his MSc in Geology from Nagpur University in 1958.
 

Jamshed J Irani Education

He attended the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom as a J N Tata scholar, earning a Masters in Metallurgy in 1960 and a PhD in Metallurgy in 1963.
 

Jamshed J Irani Family

Dr Irani is survived by his wife Daisy Irani and his three children, Zubin, Niloufer, and Tanaaz.
 

Jamshed J Irani Awards

Dr Irani was also awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Government of India in 2008 in recognition of his contributions to metallurgy. In 1963, he began his professional career with the British Iron and Steel Research Association in Sheffield. Queen Elizabeth II bestowed an honorary knighthood (KBE) on Irani in 1997. In 2007, the Government of India awarded him the Padma Bhushan. In 1996, he was named an International Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.
 

Jamshed J Irani Net Worth 

Jamshed J Irani net worth is $50 million. 
 

Jamshed J Irani Career

  • He began his professional career in 1963 with the British Iron and Steel Research Association in Sheffield, but he always yearned to contribute to the advancement of the nation. In 1968, he returned to India to work for The Tata Iron and Steel Company (now Tata Steel), as it was then known, as an Assistant to the Director in charge of Research and Development.

  • In 1978, he was promoted to General Superintendent, General Manager in 1979, and President of Tata Steel in 1985. He was appointed as Tata Steel's Joint Managing Director in 1988 and Managing Director in 1992 before retiring in 2001.

  • He joined the Tata Steel Board of Directors in 1981 and served as a Non-Executive Director for a decade beginning in 2001. Dr Irani served as a Director of several Tata Group companies, including Tata Motors and Tata Teleservices, in addition to Tata Steel and Tata Sons.

  • In 1992-93, he was also the National President of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).

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