J N Tata Statue At Churchgate Bombay, 1905 Postcard

J N Tata Statue At Churchgate Bombay, 1905 Postcard

A 1905 postcard of the great Jamshetji Naroji Tata statue at Churchgate in Bombay (Mumbai). Tatas is a household name in India today for their products whether for home use or industrial. The name still wields enormous power not only in Mumbai but throughout India.

The fortunes of the Tata family were founded in the late 19th century by Jamshetji Tata. A formidable entrepreneur whose business concerns have grown into the largest private group of companies in India. Jamshetji began by establishing highly lucrative cotton mills in Mumbai.

He lived to build mills in Bombay, a hydroelectric company at Lake Walwhan, a steel plant at Jamshedpur, iron-ore mines in central India, a shipping line, a block of flats, a magnificent mansion, etc. Not to forget his most celebrated work, the monumental Taj Mahal Hotel on Apollo Bunder, Colaba. He died while on a European trip in 1904 and was buried in England. This J N Tata statue is made out of bronze and is believed to be cast in England. 

Did you know- Jamshetji Tata was destined to be a Parsi priest since he came from a long line of priests 25 generations old. He refused and went into business from which evidently there was no looking back. 

From the collection- 1964 M. Suriyamoorthy Charcoal Art Abstract (#16)., George Town & Parry’s Madras – Old Photo 1885., Indian National Congress Bombay or Mumbai – Old Print 1905., B B & C I Railway Oil Tanker – Old Photo 1920s.